Fines

Items are allowed a one day grace period after their due date before a fine is charged. Overdue materials are charged 25 cents a day per item, for a maximum charge of $10 per item. 

Overdue Notices:

We send reminder notices via email before your items are due. If possible, we highly recommend you have a valid email on record with the library.

The following are sent via email:

  • A reminder notice 3 days before an item is due
  • Notice on the day an item is due
  • Notice 14 days after an item is due
  • Notice 28 days after an item is due
  • Bill notice 45 days after an item is due

The following are sent via regular mail:

  • Notice 14 days after an item is due
  • Notice 28 days after an item is due
  • Bill notice 45 days after an item is due

Once an item has been billed, and the bill has been paid, the amount may not be refunded if the patron returns the item. All bills include a $10 processing fee in addition to the cost of the item and any overdue fines that are owed.

Loss of Privileges:

Patron accounts will be blocked, that is, they will no longer have the ability to check out new materials, under the following conditions:

  • Patrons have 15 or more items overdue
  • Patrons owe $10 or more in overdue fines

These policies are set by the Evergreen Consortium.