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    Fees and Fines

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    Overdue, Lost & Damaged Items

    • $0.50 per day for DVDs and Blu-Rays
      Maximum $5.00 fine

    • $3.00 per day for equipment
      Maximum $15.00 fine

    • $0.20 cents per day for all other items (including interlibrary)
      Maximum $5.00 fine
    • If you accumulate $5.00 or more in fines or fees, borrowing privileges are suspended until account balance is below $5.00.
    • Patron accounts that are $25 or more and 45 days overdue may be sent to a collections agency.
    • If an item is lost or damaged beyond repair, you will be asked to pay the library's cost of replacing it. If an item is damaged, you will be charged a fee to cover the cost of repair.

    Overdue Notices

    • A first notice is sent after items are at least 14 days overdue. We do not assess the fine owed until the items are returned.

    • A final notice is sent when items are at least 30 days overdue which lists the cost of the items if they are not returned.


    • If you believe a mistake has been made, we check our records and search the shelves for any errors.
    • No refunds will be issued if a patron finds the lost item after paying for it.