Overdue Materials

Overdue Materials Policy

Note: Due to the COVID pandemic, currently EPLS materials are fine-free. 

Purpose: To ensure return of overdue materials.

Fines: Fines are assessed at $.10 per day per item up to a maximum of $5.00 per item, with the exception of new DVDs, where lines are assessed at $1 .00 per day per item up to a maximum of $5.00. Borrowing privileges may be suspended when a patron owes $5.00 or more in extended lines or if the patron has 5 overdue items.

Stolen/Lost Library Cards: lf a patron claims he/she did not check out materials and produces a police report from the time of the theft stating library card was lost or stolen all lines and charges will be waived if items were checked out fraudulently.

Notices: Patrons who opt for e-mail notification will get notices as provided by Clevnet. Those who opt for mail notification will receive one bill allowing a reasonable time to clear their account.

Uncleared accounts: Uncleared accounts of $10.00 to $24.99 are subject to collection, with an additional $3.00 referral fee. Uncleared accounts of $25.00 or more are subject to collection, with an additional $10.00 referral fee.

The Library Director will make the final determination regarding payment of lines.

Adopted October 15, 2002

Amended June 13, 2011 to take effect July 1, 2011

Amended May 13, 2013


Source URL: https://www.elyrialibrary.org/content/overdue-materials