Checkout Periods & Fines

Books
3 week checkout
Up to 3 renewals, if no other patrons are waiting for the book

Audiobooks
3 week checkout
Up to 3 renewals, if no other patrons are waiting for the audiobook

eBooks & eAudiobooks
7 to 21 day checkout (depending on the title and account settings)
Limit of 5
1 renewal, if no other patrons are waiting for the item

Magazines
3 week checkout, except for the current issue which cannot be checked out
Up to 3 renewals, if no other patrons are waiting for the magazine

DVDs
1 week checkout
Limit of 5
1 renewal, if no other patrons are waiting for the DVD

VHS
1 week checkout
Limit of 5
1 renewal, if no other patrons are waiting for the video

Overdue Fines
5¢ per item per day

Account Suspension
Once a patron owes $25.00 or more on their library account, their account is blocked. Patrons with blocked accounts cannot check out items, use library computers, or access digital resources (eBooks, research databases) from home.

Notices
Courtesy notices
are sent only by email to inform you that items you currently have checked out will be due soon. If you do not prefer to receive courtesy notices, speak with a library employee or let us know using Ask a Librarian.

Overdue notices are sent out 7 days after the item is due, if the item has not been returned.

Assumed lost notices are sent out 21 days after the item is due, if the item has not been returned. If an item is overdue for 3 weeks, it will be considered lost by the circulation system. The patron will be charged the full replacement cost of the item, in addition to a $5.00 processing fee.

Collections
Failure to return the material or pay the amount due on items that are 42 days (6 weeks) overdue may result in the account being sent to Unique Management Services, Inc. for collections. An additional service fee of $10.00 will be added to the patron’s account.
Any account in collection status will remain blocked until the account has a $0.00 balance. Patrons may still receive notices from the collection agency until their account has a $0.00 balance. This is true whether or not the items are returned.
Unique Management Services, Inc. may report any account in collection status to credit bureaus.

Refunds
The library will refund replacement costs for returned materials with a paid receipt for up to 3 months after the date charged. The materials must be returned in good condition to be eligible for a refund.