Loans, Renewals, and Fees

 

Loan periods and renewal limits are defined to maximize circulation and use of materials. The goal is to allow borrowers time to make use of materials, while also limiting the time so that materials can come back for others to use. Materials may be renewed only if no other borrower has placed a request for the item. Automatic renewals will be made, if eligible. Renewals also can be made at the self checkout stations, at the Customer Service desk, from the library website (www.burlington.lib.ia.us), or by phone (753-1647).

 

Loan Periods and Renewal Limits

Express Books. Express DVDs, Equipment

1 week

0 renewal

New Fiction/Magazines for Adults

DVD/Blu-Ray/Video Games

1 week

3 renewals

Digital Library downloads

vendor defined

varies

Create Collection

3 weeks

0 renewal

All other materials

3 weeks

3 renewals

 

Late fines were designed to encourage borrowers to return materials in a timely manner. The goal is materials retrieval for use by other community members. There is a five day grace period. Overdue fines stop at the price of the item or at $10.00 whichever is less. If the item is not returned after 30 days from the due date, the lost fee (the cost of the item plus a $5 processing fee) will be charged. Checkout is not allowed when a card has over $10 in fees or has fees over one year old.

 

Late Fines per day

DVD/Blu-Ray, Express Items, Games, Equipment

$1.00

Downloadable items

No late fines

Print materials in Children’s and Tween areas

No late fines

All other materials

15¢

 

Lost or Damaged Packaging Fee

AV case (includes case, barcode, security, and insert)

$5.00

Barcode only

$1.00

Security tag only

$1.50

Paper Insert or sleeves only

$1.00

 

Checkout Limits

New Card Holder Account

Temporary Account

Other Account Types

Video Games/Express Items

DVD/Blu-Ray

Payment Plan status (Accounts with fees between $5 and $50, if 10% of fee paid at each checkout)

10 items at a time

2 items at a time

50 items at a time

2 items at a time

12 at a time

2 items at a time

Other Fees

Faxing (sending only)

No Charge/Donations Welcome

One-on-one appointments

No Charge/Donations Welcome

Scanning from copier and from microform

No Charge/Donations Welcome

Notary

No Charge/Donations Welcome

Printing and Copies

$.15 black/white

$.50 color

Microform Printing

$.15

Ear Buds

$1.00

Flash Drives

$5.00

Replacement Library Card

$1.00

Laminating Service

$1.00 per foot

Interlibrary Loan not picked up

$3.00

LCD Projector Check Out

$10.00

Proctoring tests

$10.00 per test, $5 for cardholders

Local History Searches: Obituaries or Furniture

$5 per search

GovPayNet Service Fee

For credit/debit transactions

$1.50 for charges up to $50

$1.75 over $50, under $75

$3.00 over $75, under $100

$5.00 over $100, under $150

$7.00 over $150, under $200

 

 

Last approved by the Library Board of Trustees, August 19, 2020