Fines and Fees

Schedule of Overdue Fines

Material Fine Maximum Fine
Books $.20/day $10.00
Audios/CDs/MP3s $.50/day $10.00
Videos/DVDs $1.00/day $10.00
Interlibrary Loans $1.00/day No Maximum; replacement cost defined by lending library.
Equipment $5.00/day No Maximum
Putting Audio/CD or Video/DVD in bookdrop Stopped charging May 14, 2014.

Notification of Overdue Materials:

Attempts are made to notify library patrons of overdue materials according to the following schedule:

  • First overdue notice- at one week overdue
  • Second overdue notice- at two weeks overdue
  • Third overdue notice- at four weeks overdue; this notice includes a bill for the replacement cost of the overdue material.

Replacement Costs of Materials:

Materials lost or damaged beyond further use must be paid for by the patron. If the price of the material is not indicated library staff should consult resources like,, Baker & Taylor, or a comparable title in the collection, for retail pricing information. Replacement copies can be negotiated with the managing librarian. No processing or re-stocking fees are charged. Overdue fees are not charged if materials are paid for.

Additional Fees:

Library card replacement First one free; $3.00 for any additional replacements
Proctoring Tests (some libraries)  $20.00 per test
Rental fee for Fiction DVDs and  Videos $1.00 per week
Notary Public (some libraries) $5.00
Torn pages in books $1.00 a page; if more than 5 pages book must be replaced
Torn book jacket or book cover $1.00
Torn book pocket $1.00
Writing or drawing in book $1.00 a page; if more than 5 pages book must be replaced
Lost or damaged audio book, single cassette $10.00; obsolete format.
Lost or damaged audio book cassette case No longer charging for these. Obsolete format.
Lost or damaged music or audio book, single CD $10.00
Lost or damaged book CD case Small- up to 12 CDs- $6.00, Large- up to 24 CDs- $8.00
Lost or damaged music CD case $2.00
Lost or damaged video/DVD case $2.00

Patrons returning materials soiled or damaged may be charged additional fees depending on the extent of the damage.

Suspension of Library Privileges

A library patron’s borrowing privileges are suspended if he/she has overdue materials, or if he/she owes more than $3.00 in overdue fines.