What are the fines for overdue materials?

GRRL does not charge overdue fines on children's and young adult materials, although fines accrued before June 3, 2019 may still apply.

Replacement costs for damaged items and those set to lost will be charged to all patron accounts. In order to avoid having items automatically set to lost, they must be returned within 45 days of the due date. If lost items are returned in good condition, replacement costs may be removed.

 

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.

Children's DVD and VHS: Most children's VHS and DVD items loan for seven days, including the day checked out. A limited collection has a designated three-week loan period.

Other VHS: VHS items loan for seven days, including the day checked out. A limited collection has a designated three-week loan period. Overdue charge will be 25 cents/day, excluding children's materials.

Other DVD: DVD items loan for seven days, including the day checked out. A limited collection has a designated three-week loan period. Overdue charge will be $1/day, excluding childrens materials.

Interlibrary Loan: The loan period on interlibrary loan items is set by the lending library, not GRRL. Overdue charge will be 25 cents/day.

Magazines: The loan period on magazines is three weeks. Overdue charge will be 25 cents/day. The charge for magazine replacement is $1.

All Other Materials: The loan period on other items is three weeks. Overdue charge is 25 cents/day.

Maximum: The maximum fine per each item checkout or renewal is $6. The maximum overdue fine with checkout and two renewals is $18.

Replacement Fee: Items that are lost or damaged must be paid for. In addition, the processing fee for replacement of lost or damaged items is $6.

The good news: Your overdue fines may be waived through the "Read Down Your Fines" program. Readers of any age may read in the library and $1 will be waived for every 15 minutes read. Ask library staff about this program or to start reading down your fines! Please note: Lost/damaged item costs or debt collection fees are not elegible for "Read Down Your Fines."