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Fairfield Public Library
General Loan Policies

You are responsible for all materials checked out on your library card. Always present your card to borrow materials, or pay $1.00 at the time of checkout if you forget to bring your card to the library. Do not let anyone else use your card, and do not attempt to use someone else’s card. To avoid a returned mail charge, please notify the library if your address changes.

Description of MaterialsLoan PeriodFines per DayGrace Period
AV EquipmentVaries$2/hour, $10/dayNone
Books on CD14 days25 cents5 days
Books on tape14 days25 cents5 days
Books: “New” adult shelf14 days25 cents5 days
Books: Adult and Young Adult28 days25 cents5 days
Books: Juvenile28 days10 cents5 days
Cassette tapes14 days25 cents5 days
CD-ROMs14 days$1.005 days
DVDs/Blu-Ray5 days$1.00None
Interlibrary loansVaries25 centsNone
Magazines: Back issues14 days10 cents5 days
Magazines: Current 3-4 issues2 days25 centsNone
MP3 players14 days$2.00None
Music CDs14 days25 cents5 days
VHS tapes14 days$1.005 days

Returns: An after-hours return slot is located in the alley on the south side of the library building. To avoid overdue charges, return materials by midnight of their due date.

Overdue fines: After the grace period, a daily fine is charged on each item starting from the day it was due. In other words, once you exceed the grace period, you must pay fines from the original due date.