Fines and Fees Rates Policy

FINES AND FEES RATE POLICY

The Newton County Public Library Board will charge the following rates of fines in accordance with Evergreen Indiana policy:

 

FINES/FEES

To encourage the prompt return of materials, the Evergreen Indiana libraries have established a schedule of fines and fees as an encouragement for the timely return of materials by their due dates. Overdue materials incur fines of 25¢ per day per item with a $10.00 fine cap per item.

 

PAYING FINES/FEES

Evergreen Indiana library fines and fees may be paid at any Evergreen library. Patrons may pay all or a portion of overdue fines. A patron’s record will remain blocked or barred until the fines and fees are paid or the patron has resolved the matter with the particular library to restore his or her privileges. A patron may be (or remain) “blocked” if related group or family member cards are “blocked.”

Adopted by the Evergreen Indiana Executive Committee on December 14, 2012 Amended October 8, 2013, April 4, 2014, August 12, 2014, and August 11, 2015

 

LOCAL PENALTIES AND FEES

DAMAGED RF TAG                    50 cents (.50) for each incident

MISSING DATE DUE CARD                   50 cents (.50) per day for each card not returned

COMMUNITY ROOM                          $25.00

PRIVATE USE DEPOSIT

COMMUNITY ROOM                          $50.00 per use

PRIVATE USE RENTAL FEE

COMMUNITY ROOM                          $275.00

LOST/UNRETURNED

KEY FEE

LAMINATING                                      50 cents (.50) for each license-sized item

SENDING FAX                           $3.00 for the first page, and 1 dollar ($1.00) for each page thereafter.  Local and toll-free fax numbers are free

INTERLIBRARY LOAN                 The return rate as determined by the postage

POSTAGE                                  label on the item

RECEIVING FAX                         10 cents (.10) per page

PHOTOCOPIES                          10 cents (.10) per side of page for black and white copies

25 cents (.25) per side of page for colored copies

TRANSPARENCIES                      50 cents (.50) per page

COMPUTER PRINT OUTS           10 cents (.10) per page

DISK BUFFING                           $1.00 per disk (CD, DVD, computer disk)

 

8/04

Revision approved 8/07

Revision approved 2/09

Revision approved 7/10

Revision approved 7/2014

Revision 9/2015