5. Loan Periods, Renewals and Fines

Loan Periods, Renewals and Fines


Circulating Items

Other Fees

Official Memo

Re: Fine Reinstatement Notice

Date: October 15, 2020

  • Fines will once again be issued to accounts with overdue items.
  • Library privileges are revoked when account balances reach $25.00 or greater.
  • Please return your items on time!
  • For your convenience, you may pay online via the MY ACCOUNT portal at www.FLLIB.org

Library privileges are revoked when account balances reach $25.00 or greater. For your convenience, you may pay online via the MY ACCOUNT portal. Loan periods, renewal guidelines and fine amounts for circulating materials at the Fox Lake District Library are as follows:

Circulating Items


New Adult Fiction Books (400 pages and under)

  • Loan Period: 7 days
  • Renewal: 1 renewal*
  • Holds allowed: Yes, by Fox Lake District card holders only.
  • Overdue Fine: $0.10 per day
  • Format Limits: 50 Titles total per card

New Adult Fiction Books (over 400 pages)

  • Loan Period: 14 days
  • Renewal: 1 renewal*
  • Holds allowed: Yes
  • Overdue Fine: $0.10 per day
  • Format Limits: 50 Titles total per card

Regular Collection Books

  • Loan Period: 21 days
  • Renewal: 1 renewal*
  • Holds allowed: Yes
  • Overdue Fine: $0.10 per day
  • Format Limits: 50 Titles total per card

New Fiction DVDs

  • Loan Period: 7 days
  • Renewal: 0 renewals
  • Holds allowed: Yes, by Fox Lake District card holders only.
  • Overdue Fine: $1.00 per day
  • Format Limits: Five (5) new or regular collection fiction DVDs per card
  • Lost DVD Case Fee: $2.00
  • See additional DVD & Blu-ray Collection Policy here.

Fiction DVDs

  • Loan Period: 14 days
  • Renewal: 1 renewal*
  • Holds allowed: Yes
  • Overdue Fine: $1.00 per day
  • Format Limits: Five (5) new or regular collection fiction DVDs per card
  • Lost DVD Case Fee: $2.00
  • See additional DVD & Blu-ray Collection Policy here.

Non-fiction/TV/Biography Adult DVDs

  • Loan Period: 14 days
  • Renewal: 1 renewal*
  • Holds allowed: Yes
  • Overdue Fine: $1.00 per day
  • Format Limits: Five (5) non-fiction or television programs per card
  • Lost DVD Case Fee: $2.00
  • See additional DVD & Blu-ray Collection Policy here.

Fiction & Non-fiction Juvenile DVDs

  • Loan Period: 14 days
  • Renewal: 1 renewal
  • Holds allowed: Yes
  • Overdue Fine: $1.00 per day
  • Format Limits: Five (5) fiction DVDs in addition to five (5) non-fiction or television programs per card
  • Lost DVD Case Fee: $2.00
  • See additional DVD & Blu-ray Collection Policy here.

New Blu-Ray Discs

  • Loan Period: 7 days
  • Renewal: 0 renewals
  • Holds allowed: Yes, by Fox Lake District card holders only.
  • Overdue Fine: $1.00 per day
  • Format Limits: Three (3) [new or regular] Blu-rays per card
  • Lost Blu-ray Case Fee: $2.00
  • See additional DVD & Blu-ray Collection Policy here.

Blu-Ray Discs

  • Loan Period: 21 days
  • Renewal: 1 renewal*
  • Holds allowed: Yes
  • Overdue Fine: $1.00 per day
  • Format Limits: Three (3) [new or regular] Blu-rays per card
  • Lost Blu-ray Case Fee: $2.00
  • See additional DVD & Blu-ray Collection Policy here.

New Audiobooks

  • Loan Period: 21 days
  • Renewal: 1 renewal*
  • Holds allowed: Yes, by Fox Lake District card holders only.
  • Overdue Fine: $0.10 per day
  • Format Limits: Ten (10) Audiobooks per card
  • Lost Audio Book Case Fee: $5.00

Audiobooks

  • Loan Period: 21 days
  • Renewal: 1 renewal*
  • Holds allowed: Yes
  • Overdue Fine: $0.10 per day
  • Format Limits: Ten (10) Audiobooks per card
  • Lost Audio Book Case Fee: $5.00

Music CDs

  • Loan Period: 21 days
  • Renewal: 1 renewal*
  • Holds allowed: Yes
  • Overdue Fine: $0.10 per day
  • Format Limits: Ten (10) Music CD's per card
  • Lost Music CD Case Fee: $1.00

Magazines

Magazines are not circulating at this time.

  • Loan Period: 21 days
  • Renewal: 1 renewal*
  • Holds allowed: Yes
  • Overdue Fine: $0.10 per day
  • Format Limits: Ten (10) Magazines per card

Video Games

Video Games are not circulating at this time.

  • Loan Period: 7 days
  • Renewal: 1 renewal*
  • Holds allowed: No
  • Overdue Fine: $1.00 per day
  • Format Limits: Three (3) Video games per card
  • Adult and Juvenile Video Games may be checked out to Adult cards. Only Juvenile Video Games may be checked out on Juvenile cards.

Launchpads

Launchpads are not circulating at this time.

Only Adult cards may check out Launchpads.

  • Loan Period: 14 days
  • Renewal: 0 renewals
  • Holds allowed: No
  • Overdue Fine: $1.00 per day
  • Format Limits: One (1) Launchpad per household

Interlibrary Loans

  • Loan Period: Varies by home library requirements
  • Renewal: Varies by home library requirements
  • Overdue Fine: $0.10 per day
  • Format Limits: Five (5) Interlibrary Loans in process at one time per card

*Item can be renewed once as long as there are no holds by other patrons on the item.

 

Other Fees


Replacement of Library Materials

Library patrons will be charged the current retail price for lost or badly damaged library materials. No replacement or processing fees are charged. Patrons may not replace lost or damaged items with items purchased by them.

Damaged Items

A fee will be charged for items returned to the library in damaged but repairable state. The amount charged will be at the discretion of the Library Director. Full replacement cost will be charged for items returned in severely damaged condition. Damaged items that are paid for will be returned to the patron paying for the damage. Patrons may not replace damaged items with other items purchased by them.

Library Cards

Original library cards are issued to residents free of charge; a fee of $2.00 is charged for the replacement of lost, stolen or destroyed cards. The library will replace free of charge library cards which have become worn or damaged in normal use.

Patron Delinquencies at Other Libraries

Fox Lake District Library residents with delinquencies at any other public library will be required to return to that library to settle the delinquencies. The Fox Lake Public Library will also cooperate with other public libraries by withholding issuance of library cards to patrons with delinquencies at other libraries who have requested this courtesy.

Checks Returned Due to Insufficient Funds

The library will charge a $35.00 fee for all checks returned to it due to insufficient funds in the payer’s account. In all such cases, cash only will be accepted from the responsible patron for all future transactions.