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Fines and Fees

21 Days and Counting...

Materials checked out from the Main Library or any Branch Library are due back in 21 days, or less. Customers will receive a printed receipt listing items and date(s) due each time they borrow materials.

The library has a large collection of DVDs, computer software, music CDs, books on CD for all ages. Each customer may have up to ten DVDs at one time. Each customer may also have up to ten CDs of music.

Need More Time? Renew It!

Items may be renewed three (3) times, if the items are not on hold.

You may renew materials online, automatically by phone, by phone with a library staff member or in person with your library card in hand.

Please Don't Overdue It...

Please return your library materials on time so they will be available for other library users. If you do not return materials on time, a fine will be charged to your library account.

Item Loan Period Fine if Overdue
(amount per day)
Books & Audiobooks 21 days $ 0.10
Music CDs 21 days $ 0.10
Computer Software 21 days $ 0.10
Magazines 21 days $0.10
Nonfiction Film (DVD) 21 days $0.50
Feature Film (DVD) 7 days $0.50
Children's Film (DVD) 7 days $0.50
Overdue Notices

If you forget to return your library materials on time, you will receive two reminders and then a bill for the entire cost of the overdue materials.

If you owe fines and/or fees over $50

Your account will be sent to a collection agency and an additional non-refundable fee of $10 will be added to the balance due on your account.

Your Limit

Once you owe more than $2 in fines/fees or you have more than four (4) overdue items, your borrowing privileges are blocked.

Found It?

If you find a lost item within one year after the due date, bring it to any library location and receive a refund or credit on your account. Maximum fines may be charged for those returned items.