Effective July 1, 2019, we are changing our library's borrowing policy and lowering the daily overdue fine for multimedia items. Below are highlights of the changes that will be made:
- The borrowing limit will change from 99 to 50
- The renewal limit will change from 99 to 15
- The fine for each multimedia item (DVDs, CDs, Audio Books) overdue will decrease from $1.00 per day to $0.15 per day
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are we changing our borrowing policy?
The change to our library's borrowing policy will allow for more opportunities for library members to find materials they would like and enjoy.
When does the new borrowing policy go into effect?
The new borrowing policy will go into effect on July 1, 2019.
Who will be affected by this new policy?
All library cardholders will be affected by this new policy.
How does this change in policy impact the way I borrow library materials?
The change in our borrowing policy should have no impact in terms of borrowing materials you like and enjoy. If you are a regular cardholder, you would still be able to borrow up to 10 DVDs and up to 40 books/audiobooks at one time (for a total of 50 items).
I recently logged into my account and noticed that some of my materials will be due on September 3, 2019. Why is that?
In order to give our members adequate time to return their library materials, we extended some checked out items to September 3, 2019. If you have 50 or more items checked out at the moment, or had items with 15 or more renewals, you received a September 3, 2019 due date.
What happens if I return my items after September 3, 2019?
If your checked out items received a September 3, 2019 due date, and you return them after, you will begin accruing fines for those items. Please visit our How to Use the Library section of our website for more information.
Why didn't my items receive the September 3, 2019 due date?
If you currently do not have 50 or more items checked out, or materials that you renewed at least 15 or more times, those items would not receive a September 3, 2019 due date. Please return or renew your materials before the scheduled due date to avoid paying late fees.
I have 50 or more books at home right now? Does that mean I have to bring them all back?
If you have 50 or more books checked out, you will need to bring back some of those items by the due date to meet the new maximum allowed check out threshold of 50 items.
I have materials out that have met the maximum renewal threshold. What should I do with them?
If you have materials that have met the maximum renewal threshold of 15 renewals, you will need to bring back those items back to your local library by the due date.
I have over 50 library items at home and they have all been renewed more than 15 times. What should I do with them?
Please return all of those items to your local branch by the due date.
I would like to check back out some of the items I had on my account that met the 15 renewals threshold. Can I re-borrow them again?
Yes, as long as no one placed a hold on the item, you may check it back out again. Please speak to a staff member at the Information Desk if you are interested in re-borrowing an item.