Our library charges late fines for items that are not returned by their due date.
The easiest way to avoid fines is to return or renew your items before they are due. We offer an e-mail reminder service that will alert you the day before items are due. Any staff member can sign you up for it at no cost either in person or over the phone. You will need to provide your library card number and an e-mail address for us to send the alert to.
We charge 20 cents per day for items from the adult collections, except DVDs and Blu-Rays.
We charge 10 cents per day for items from the children's or young adult collections, except DVDs and Blu-Rays.
DVDs and Blu-Rays are charged 50 cents per day.
We do not have a grace period.
Items returned in our "book drop" receptacles next to the front door of each facility will be credited to the previous day if returned before our scheduled opening time. If we are closed for a series of days such as over the Thanksgiving holiday, items placed in the "book drop" will be credited as having been returned on the most recent day that we were open. So an item returned the Saturday after Thanksgiving would be credited as having been returned on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
There is a maximum late fine for adult collection items, DVDs and Blu-Rays of $5.00 per item.
There is a maximum late fine for juvenile and young-adult collection items (except DVDs and Blu-Rays) of $2.00 per item.
Once an item is 180 days overdue, the replacement cost of the item will be billed to the customer's account. At this point the item is considered lost and not overdue. Once that happens, we may not accept the item back and the charges will remain even if the item is returned. This allows us to remove items we no longer have from our catalog and replace items so that other customers may use them.