What are the fines for overdue materials?

GRRL does not charge overdue fines on children's and young adult materials, although if items are not returned within 45 days of going overdue they will be set to lost and charges assessed.

Replacement costs and a $6 processing fee will be applied for lost items and those damaged beyond repair. 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 and the processing fees may be removed.

 

Item Type Loan Period Fines
Books Three weeks (21 days) 25 cents/day
Book club kits six weeks (42 days) 25 cents/day per item
Children's and Young Adult (YA) materials Three weeks (21 days) No fines, however lost item charges apply
Children's VHS and DVD items Most loan for 1 week (7 days). A limited collection has a designated three-week loan period. No fines, however lost item charges apply
VHS items Most loan for 1 week (7 days). A limited collection has a designated three-week loan period. 25 cents/day, excluding children's materials.
DVD items Most loan for 1 week (7 days). A limited collection has a designated three-week loan period. $1/day, excluding childrens materials
Interlibrary loan items The loan period on is set by the lending library, not GRRL. 25 cents/day
Magazines Three weeks (21 days) Overdue charge will be 25 cents/day. The charge for magazine replacement is $1.

Hotspots

(only available at select libraries)

One week (7 days)

$1/day

Service will be suspended when overdue.

All Other Materials Three weeks (21 days) 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: somce charges, such as lost/damaged item costs or debt collection fees, are not elegible for "Read Down Your Fines."