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CCPL is no longer charging overdue fines for items that are returned after their due dates. Any previous overdue fines that were on your library account have been erased.
We’ve also increased the number of times you may renew items to five renewals. (Items that are on hold for other patrons may not be renewed. Magazines are also non-renewable.)
Please note that it’s still important to renew or return items that you’ve checked out, and we’ll send you reminders to help you remember.
If your checked-out item becomes 45 days overdue, we will consider it to be lost, and you’ll be billed a replacement fee for the item. You may not be able to check out anything else or place any more holds.
If your checked-out item becomes 60 days overdue, your bill for the replacement fee may be referred to collections, and a $10 non-refundable referral fee may be assessed. If you bring the item back before it becomes more than 180 days overdue, we’ll remove the replacement fee from your account, but you’ll still be responsible for the $10 referral fee if the item was 60+ days overdue.
Overdue fines have represented a very small percentage of the library’s revenue but can provide a significant barrier to library use. Other libraries who have eliminated overdue fines report that it increases the rate of returned materials and library usage. Our new policy helps CCPL provide equitable service to all members of our community while still encouraging patrons to be responsible borrowers.
Have questions? Give us a call at 317.814.3936.
Click here for more details about the library's borrowing policies.