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All patrons receive a printed due date slip at the time of Checkout.
Due dates are also visible online at the library website by logging into the user account via the My Library Account feature.
Library patrons may also opt in to receive email and text messaging courtesy notices.
The library provides a 24-hour grace period from the due date for all items.
Borrowers are responsible for paying the replacement cost of damaged or lost materials. If the retail price of an item is less than $25.00, circulation staff may adjust the replacement cost. A processing fee of $5.00 is assessed on all Library materials. A receipt will be issued to the borrower at the time the Library receives full payment for all amounts owed.
Materials not been returned by the due date are considered overdue. Patrons are sent two notices on overdue materials. The final notice will be a bill for the replacement cost. All library privileges are suspended when the final notice is sent to a patron. This prohibits borrowing materials or using library services.
Books must be returned and the full balance of the fines paid OR the replacement price for the items must be paid to reinstate library privileges.
Refunds made for lost items are not refundable under any circumstances.
The library reserves the right to accept or not accept replacement materials with the same title and ISBN, plus a $5.00 processing fee.
Book Club editions will not be accepted.
New paperback replacements for required reading titles may be accepted regardless of publisher or year of publication.
If the ISBN number does not match Branch Heads, Main Circulation Supervisor, or Main library management reserve the right to accept or not accept the item.
Payment for lost or damaged items must be paid in full. Partial payment will not be accepted for lost or damaged items.
Patrons with any outstanding balances on their library card account over the amount of $3.00 will be blocked from checking out additional materials, from using the Library computers, and from accessing any online Library services.
Fines are charged only for the days the owning library is open.
Currently the Library System is cash or check only. The Library will not accept a bill larger than $20 to pay fines or fees. The Library does not accept payment in pennies.
Regular loan books $.20 per day up to $5.00 limit per item, unless the book is lost or damaged.
DVD and Blue Ray disks-$1.00 per day up to a $10.00 limit per item, unless the videos and DVDs are lost or damaged.
Audio books in all formats, and software- $.20 per day up to a $5.00 limit per item, unless a CD or MP3 disk is lost or damaged.
Hotspots, eReaders and Launch Pads - -$1.00 per day up to a $10.00 limit per item, unless the device is lost or damaged.
Material replacement cost by additional item :
1. CD storage cases (DVD and MP3) - $1.00 per item.2. DVD security cases - $1.50 per item3. DVD security case clip - $.50 per item.4. VHS storage cases - $1.00 per item5. Audio book CD and cassette cases - $4.50 per item6. Juvenile audio cassette bags - $4.00 per item7. Audio book CDs, if replaceable - $10.00 per cd8. Item Barcodes - $.50 per.9. TLC Patron Barcode - $.50 (WCPL’s barcode on another library’s card)10. DVD / VHS case artwork - $1.50 per item