Fines, Fees & Borrowing Schedules
Books - 3 week checkout period; 3 week renewal;
6 book limit per subject area.
- Adult magazines- 1 week
checkout period; 1 week renewal; limit of 10.
- Childrens magazines-
3 week checkout period; 3 week renewal; limit of 6.
Audiocassettes & Read-Alongs - 3 week checkout
period; 3 week renewal; limit of 10.
Compact Discs - 3 week checkout period; 3 week renewal;
limit of 10 CDs.
DVDs - 1 week checkout period;
1 week renewal; limit of 10 DVDs per card.
- Daily overdue fines: 10¢ per item per day.
- Maximum overdue fines: $5 for most items; $2 for
paperbacks, magazines and vertical file items.
- Damaged Items: Materials lost or damaged beyond
repair are charged at the full cost for the item.
- Computer Printouts: a 10¢ charge for each page.
The Longmont Library uses a Collection Agency to aid us in retrieving lost
items or large amounts of fines. When an account reaches $25.00 in unpaid
fines and/or lost items, the patron receives a billing notice from the library,
which explains that the account will be turned over to a Collection Agency
if the materials are not returned or fines paid. If the patron does not contact
the library, the Collection Agency will begin contacting the patron.
The Longmont Library also has a claims return option that patrons can use
if they are absolutely certain they have returned library items that are still
showing as checked out. When an item is placed on claims return, library staff
checks for the item on the shelves on three different occasions, making a
notation in the patrons record each time. If the item is found, the
patron will be notified the next time they check out. If the library or the
patron does NOT find the item within 60 days, the full replacement cost of
the item is charged to the patrons account.
The outside bookdrop is located on the east side of the library off of Emery
Street. There is a bookdrop at the Circulation Desk inside the library. Returning
items to the indoor drop reduces damage.