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Loans, Fines & Fees

Loan Periods

Loan periods vary with type of material. Most library materials may be checked out for three weeks. Some materials have a shortened lending period. Fiction DVDs and magazines have a one-week loan period. Eligible items will be automatically renewed. Please check your account for the due date. 


Patrons still be encouraged to return materials in a responsible and timely manner, but they will no longer be charged daily overdue fines on most items.

  • Due dates will still apply.
  • Eligible items will renew automatically up to five times.
  • Patrons will receive a courtesy reminder two days before items are due.
  • Overdue notices will be sent when items are 7 and 21 days overdue.
  • Library cards will be blocked when any item is 21 days overdue.
  • A bill will be mailed after 42 days for the price of unreturned items.Digital projectors are the only items for which fines will accrue.
  • Patrons will still be billed for items which are lost or damaged.
  • Accounts with a $100 or more balance are referred to Unique - the Library's materials recovery service.

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Replacement fee for lost and damaged materials is the purchase price.

Replacement fee for lost and damaged materials that are out-of-print is:

  • the cost of the out-of-print search fee and purchase price OR
  • the current average retail price (industry standard) OR
  • the retail price of a similar item.

Current processing fee is $5.00.

Bills and fines may be paid at the Library by cash, check, or with your Visa, MasterCard, Discover card or American Express.
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Ordinance 2018/2019 - 5:  Setting Fines and Fees

REV: '19; 7/21