FAQs: Fines & Fees

What Are The Fines For Overdue Materials?

Books: Books loan for three weeks (21 days). Overdue charge will be 25 cents/day.

Book Club Kits: Book club kits loan for six weeks. Overdue charge will be 25 cents/day.

Children's & Young Adult (YA) Materials: Children's and Young Adult (YA) materials loan for three weeks. Beginning June 3, 2019, there are no overdue charges on children's materials. Lost/damaged charges will still apply.

Can I Pay My Fines By Credit Card?

Yes, you can pay online from home with a credit card. You can also pay by credit card at any Great River Regional library with an Express Checkout Station: Albany, Annandale, Becker, Big Lake, Buffalo, Clearwater, Delano, Eagle Bend, Elk River, Little Falls, Long Prairie, Melrose, Monticello, Royalton, Sartell, St. Cloud, Sauk Centre, St. Michael, Staples, or Waite Park.

Library staff cannot take credit card payments at the circulation desk.

Why Does GRRL Use A Collection Agency?

Great River Regional Library uses a collection agency, Unique Management Services, in order to recover materials and fees. The main goal of using the collection agency is to remind patrons of their overdue items and encourage returning them. If an account has a balance of $25 or more for 21 days, the account will be sent to the collection agency and a $10 fee added to the account. Parents or guardians are responsible for the accounts of their minor children.