Overdue Library Books & Fines

EXPLAINED

WHEN A BOOK IS OVERDUE

  • A library book is overdue if it is turned in after the due date printed on the bookmark given at check-out.
  • Specifically, a library book is overdue after the 2 week loan period has expired.

PAYING LIBRARY FINES

  • Library overdue fines are $0.10 each day.
  • The $0.10 fine accrues/adds up each day the book is overdue.
  • Once the overdue library book is returned, the fine stops accruing/adding up.
  • The fine must be paid before another library book can be checked out.


*Returning the overdue book does not remove the overdue fine. The fine will remain on your library account until you pay it.

UNDERSTANDING AN OVERDUE NOTICE

Overdue notices are distributed on Wednesdays.
  • If a notice says, "Total Amount Due," then you do not have a book to return. However, you do have an overdue fine to pay because you turned the book in late.
  • If a notice says, "Current Fine," then you have an overdue book that needs to be returned, and you have an overdue fine that is still accruing/adding up that needs to be paid.

IMPORTANT TIPS REGARDING OVERDUE FINES

  • Return overdue library books, even if you do not have the fine money with you the day you turn in the book.
  • Turning in the overdue book will stop the fine from accruing/adding up.
  • Once the book is returned, you can pay the overdue fine at a later date.

Mrs. Alison Madison

I am a Teacher-Librarian, Media Specialist, and Technology Integration Mentor. I read. I search. I share.

I am passionate about...

  • Books - hand-held and digital
  • Reading YA Literature
  • Instructional and Educational Technology
  • Gadgets, gizmos, and educational apps
  • Helping high school students discover all of the above

I Believe that School Libraries are Innovative Common Learning Spaces.