12.12 Fines and Fees for Library Materials Policy - Approved 02-2012.pdf


Richmond Public Library holds materials as a community resource, and loans materials for the use of library patrons. The use of library materials is free for the stated loan period. Should library patrons fail to return these materials within the allotted loan periods, or lose or damage the materials, fines and fees will be assessed.

The Library uses a collection agency for the recovery of non-returned library materials. Accounts with a value of $25.00 or more will be referred to the collection agency. A service charge of $10.00 will be added to all accounts referred to the collection agency.

Overdue Fees:

Type of Material Loan Period Overdue Fine (per item) Maximum Overdue Fine (per item) Eligible for Renewal
Books 14 days $.10 /day $5.00 Yes
CDs: Music &Audio Books 14 days $.10 /day $5.00 Yes
Downloadable eBooks/Audio Books 14 days None None No
E-Readers 14 days $2.00 /day $140.00 No
DVD's 14 days $.10 /day $5.00 Yes

Other Fees:

Type of Fees Charge
Fee Card –Non-Resident(duration one year) $15.00
Deposit Card-Non Resident (temporary 90-days) $25.00 Refundable $20.00(when card is surrendered)
Lost Card Replacement $1.00
Lost/damaged Materials Fee Cost of the item + $5 processing fee per item
Collection Agency Fee $10.00
Photocopies $.15/page
Microfilm Copies $.25/page
PC Printing-Black and White $.15/page
PC Printing-Color $.50/page
Returned Check Fee $20.00
Fax- In Area $.50/page
Fax- Out of Area $1.00/page

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Approved: February 2012