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 (42 days). 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 new overdue charges on children's materials. Lost/damaged charges will still apply.

Why does Great River Regional Library 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.