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Overdues, Fines and Loan Period

Lambton County Library has a policy of collecting fines for overdue materials to encourage prompt return. Fine revenue is added to the library's operating budget.

  • An overdue fine will be charged for every day materials are late
  • Fines may be paid when the item is returned or may be accrued on your record for payment later
  • Notices are mailed for fines over $15
  • A service charge of $1 is applied for all invoices issued
  • Borrower privileges are suspended for those who accumulate fines/fees of $15 or more
  • Fines are based on the type of material borrowed
  • Maximum fines:
    • $25 for eDevices (eReaders/Tablets)
    • $10 for Snowshoes
    • $5 per all other materials
  • Note:
    • The library cannot assume responsibility for damage to audiovisual equipment, which may occur during the use of Library-owned audiovisual materials. 
    • There are no fines for the following borrower categories:  Foster Carer, Special Access Adult, Homebound, Deposit Collection, Elementary School, Teacher

 

Materials

Borrower

 Loan    Period  

Fines

Audiobooks and Print Materials (not high demand)

Child, Teens, Senior 21 days .15/day
Homeschooler 28 days .15/day
Adult, Transitional 21 days .25/day
Foster Carer, Special Access Adult, Homebound, Deposit Collection, Elementary School, Teacher 28 days no fine
Homebound 8 weeks no fine
High Demand *Renewals not permitted All Borrower Categories 14 days .50/day
Magazines Child, Teens, Senior, Homeschooler 7 days .15/day
Adult, Transitional 7 days .25/day
Music CDs Child, Teens, Senior, Homeschooler 7 days .15/day
Adult, Transitional 7 days .25/day
DVDs/Videos/
Games
All Borrower Categories except Transitional 7 days $1/day
Playaways - View and Launchpad *Limit of 2 All Borrower Categories except Transitional 21 days $1/day
eDevices
(eReaders/Tablets)
All Borrower Categories except Transitional 21 days $5/day
Book Club Kits All Borrower Categories except Transitional 8 weeks .25/day
Theme/Literacy Kits All Borrower Categories except Transitional 21 days 25/day
Partnership Collections
Snowshoes
(Active Living)
All Borrower Categories except Transitional 7 days $1/day
Pedometer (Active Living) All Borrower Categories except Transitional 21 days .25/day
GPS (Active Living) All Borrower Categories except Transitional 21 days .25/day
Kill-a-Watt Meter All Borrower Categories except Transitional 21 days .25/day
Lambton Heritage Museum Passes All Borrower Categories except Transitional 21 days .25/day