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December 16, 2017
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Library Board Policies - Fines and Charges

Under the authority of the Public Libraries Act, the Board may charge for services not specified under such legislation as free and may levy fines for the late return of material. (Fines and other charges currently in effect are found in Appendix #2).

Fines are calculated from the due date and include every calendar day subsequent to the due date.

No exception is made for days the library is closed, as book drops are available at both branches.

In the event that material is lost (or irretrievably damaged) and must be paid for, the patron will be assessed either the original list price or a standardized price for the type of material lost as set out in the Schedule of Replacement Charges - Appendix #3.  A processing fee will be added to the item charge.  Should the lost material be found and returned within one (1) year of the payment , the patron will be refunded the amount paid (minus the overdue fine) upon presentation of the receipt for said payment.

The cost of repairing damaged material will be charged to the borrower responsible.  When a patron claims that lost material has been returned, staff assigns a "claims returned" status to the material in question for a period of six (6) months.  If the missing items do not appear during this six (6) month period, a replacement and processing charge will be added to the patron’s record.

Reviewed/Approved: October 4, 2017

Revised/Approved: February 11, 2015

Next Scheduled Review: February 2022