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Loan Rules & Overdue Fees

We are no longer collecting fines for overdue items! Fines may accumulate on your account but we will waive them when your item is checked in. All books check out for 2 weeks, all DVDs for 1 week. Everything automatically renews up to 3x as long as no one is waiting. If someone places a hold on an item you’ve borrowed and it does not automatically renew, or if you have hit the maximum 3x renewals, then we leave it up to your conscience to return the item on time or a couple of days late.

MaterialLoan PeriodsOverdue FeesMaximum Fines
 Books14 days10 cents/day$3.00 adults / $1.00 childrens
 Videos/DVDs7 days$1/day$3.00 adults and children’s
 Audio (casette, CD & play-away)14 days10 cents/day$3.00 adults / $1.00 children’s
 Magazines14 days10 cents/day$3.00 adults / $1.00 children’s
 Computer Games 14 days$1/day$3.00 adults and children’s
 Passesvaries by pass$10 

Teachers and parents of homeschoolers may get an institution card, also known as a “teacher’s card” in addition to their personal library card. This card is to be used for materials for classroom use. Items borrowed on an Institution Card have a 28 day loan period. Brooks Free Library materials borrowed on a Brooks Free Library institution card are exempt from fines. Some CLAMS member libraries charge fines on materials borrowed on an institution card. Please see the staff at the Circulation Desk if you experience problems with charges on your institution card.

Replacement costs are charged and deposited into the Gift fund for lost materials.