Fines and Fees

Overdue fines and replacement fees are assessed to ensure that Germantown Community Library’s items are returned on time and undamaged. A patron’s borrowing privileges will be suspended once $5.00 or more in fines and/or fees has accumulated.

Full Circulation Policy, including fines and fees.

Overdue Fines
For Germantown Community Library materials, the fine for most late items is $.10 per day, per item. For DVDs, the cost is $.50 per day, per item.

Fines are applied only on days when the library is open. The amount of the fine for an item cannot exceed $7.50 or the replacement cost, whichever is less.

For materials borrowed from another library, these fines may be more.

Replacement Fees
When an item is lost or damaged beyond repair, the replacement cost on record will be assessed to the patron’s account. Overdue fines for the item will be waived.

Once the replacement cost has been paid for an item, no refund can be given. The item becomes property of the patron.