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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; please refer to the due date receipt. Fiction DVDs and magazines have a one-week loan period. Please check your account for the due date. 

Fines

Fines are charged for overdue materials. A fine of $.10 per day applies to most library materials. While there is a standard maximum fine for most materials, the maximum fine on audiovisual equipment is up to the price of the item.  

Overdue notices will be sent by email. For material not returned, a bill will be sent after 34 days. After 49 days, overdue accounts are turned over to the Library's materials recovery service. Your borrowing privileges will be denied if you have fines of $10.00 or more, or you have received a bill for an overdue item.

Unreturned library material and equipment in the amount of $50.00 or more are subject to the provisions of the Criminal Code of the ILLINOIS COMPILED STATUTES, Article 16B: Protection of Library Materials.

Patrons are responsible for the loss of or damage to any material, equipment, or property.  

Bills may be paid at the Library by cash, check, or with your Visa, MasterCard or Discover card. To pay online, use E-Pay.

Fees

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.
There is a $5.00 charge for returned checks.

Bills may be paid at the Library by cash, check, or with your Visa, MasterCard or Discover card. To pay online, use E-Pay.

Rev. CL 02/14