Overdue Materials & Fines

If you check out or renew items at another library, you must observe other libraries’ loan period and fines policies. Always ask about loan periods, fines, and grace days at other system libraries.

Fines & Fees 

Overdue Materials
books, magazines, audiobooks, CDs
Children’s/Young Adult
books, magazines, audiobooks, CDs
Interlibrary Loan Items$1/day
Wi-Fi Hotspots$5/day
Explore Passes$50/day
Lost or Damaged Items
Lost ItemRetail replacement cost; we do not accept replacement items
Lost or Damaged Media CaseCD and DVD case: $2
Audiobook case: $5
Early Learning KitRetail replacement cost of each item,
or total of all lost/damaged items
Lost or Damaged Early Learning Kit bag: $28
Damaged or missing CD for audiobooks$12 (non refundable)
Wi-Fi Hotspot Replacement cost for entire hotspot and accessories: $90;
loss of case, cable, or adapter: $5 each
Explore Pass$150 for lost or stolen pass
Library Card$1 to replace a card that has been lost or damaged

Pay by Cash or Check
In person or by mail.

Pay with Credit Card
Pay online for fines of $5 or more online. 5% convenience fee applied.

  • Click on Fines & Fees
  • Pay with your credit card

It is the responsibility of each patron to return all library materials within the time limits established. Materials loaned to patrons should be returned undamaged.

Library patrons, including all Library Board members and staff members, who do not return materials in the allotted time limits are subject to the fines procedures established in the fine schedule below.
The library staff may inform patrons of overdue books as a courtesy; however, the library is not required to make such notification. The responsibility for returning books and other materials on time rests with the patron.

Patrons who do not return library materials in a timely fashion and/or have abused library materials and privileges may subject themselves to one or more of the following, at the discretion of the Director:

  • Restrictions on the type and number of materials they may check out
  • Being charged replacement costs
  • Revocation of library check-out and library card privileges

Patrons who have lost or damaged library material shall pay the established replacement cost of the item(s). The Library does not accept donated items as replacements.

The Library Director shall monitor the procedures for the return of overdue books and shall enforce the policy as uniformly as possible. Administrative regulations for the implementation of this policy shall be established by the Director and given to the staff.

Adopted 11/12/1986
Reconfirmed 3/8/1995
Reconfirmed 5/12/2005
Reconfirmed 6/11/2009
Revised 1/9/2014
Revised 2/13/2020

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