5: Loan Periods, Renewals and Fines

Loan Periods, Renewals, and Fines

Library privileges are revoked when account balances reach $25.00 or greater.

The Library makes a reasonable effort to ensure that notice of overdue items is received, but it is sent as a courtesy and failure to receive notice will not be cause for removal of fines. 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:


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New Collection Items

Books

New Adult Fiction Books (400 pages and under)

New Adult Fiction Books (over 400 pages)

Audiovisual

New Fiction DVDs

New Blu-Ray Discs

New Audiobooks

 

Regular Collection Items

Books

Regular Collection Books

Audiovisual

Fiction DVDs

Non-fiction/TV/Biography Adult DVDs

Fiction & Non-fiction Juvenile DVDs

Blu-Ray Discs

Audiobooks

Music CDs

Magazines

Video Games

Launchpads

Interlibrary Loans

 

Other Fees

Replacement of Library Materials (Lost Items)

Damaged Items

Library Cards

Patron Delinquencies at Other Libraries

Checks Returned Due to Insufficient Funds

 

New Collection Items


New Adult Fiction Books (400 pages and under)

  • Loan Period: 7 days
  • Renewal: 1 renewal *if no hold is on the item
  • Holds allowed: Yes, by Fox Lake District card holders only.
  • Overdue Fine: $0.10 per day
  • Format Limits: unlimited

New Adult Fiction Books (over 400 pages)

  • Loan Period: 14 days
  • Renewal: 1 renewal *if no hold is on the item
  • Holds allowed: Yes, by Fox Lake District card holders only.
  • Overdue Fine: $0.10 per day
  • Format Limits: unlimited

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.

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.

New Audiobooks

  • Loan Period: 14 days
  • Renewal: 1 renewal *if no hold is on the item
  • 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

Regular Collection Items


Regular Collection Books

  • Loan Period: 21 days
  • Renewal: 1 renewal *if no hold is on the item
  • Holds allowed: Yes
  • Overdue Fine: $0.10 per day
  • Format Limits: unlimited

Fiction DVDs

  • Loan Period: 14 days
  • Renewal: 1 renewal *if no hold is on the item
  • 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 *if no hold is on the item
  • 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.

Blu-Ray Discs

  • Loan Period: 14 days
  • Renewal: 1 renewal *if no hold is on the item
  • 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.

Audiobooks

  • Loan Period: 21 days
  • Renewal: 1 renewal *if no hold is on the item
  • 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 *if no hold is on the item
  • 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

  • Loan Period: 21 days
  • Renewal: 1 renewal *if no hold is on the item
  • Holds allowed: Yes
  • Overdue Fine: $0.10 per day
  • Format Limits: Ten (10) Magazines per card

Video Games

  • 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

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.

Damaged Circulating Bag Fee: $9.95

Damaged Tote (Early Literacy Kit) Fee: $9.95

Damaged Engagement Bag Fee: $9.95

Lost Audio Book Case Fee: $5.00

Lost DVD Case Fee: $2.00

Lost Item: Replacement cost of item

Lost Music CD Case Fee: $1.00

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.

 

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