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HOW ARE OVERDUE MATERIALS HANDLED? 

The Library keeps a record of overdue materials for fines and materials not returned. You will be notified of overdue materials via mail or telephone after 7days.

Overdue fines for all materials is 25¢ per day, per item.
The maximum fine levied for any one item is $5.00.
Overdue fines for laptops are $5.00 per hour.
The maximum total fines allowed to accrue to any one customer’s account are $50.00.
Fines are calculated from the date due to the date the item is returned.
Fines are not charged on materials checked out from Bookmobiles or through InterLibrary Loan.
The Chattahoochee Valley Libraries employ a collection agency, Unique Management, to handle all collection of unpaid fines, lost materials, and damaged materials. Unique Management assesses a $10.00 fee to any account sent to collections. Collections may be reported to the Credit Bureau.

WHAT IF I LOSE OR DAMAGE AN ITEM?

Customers are required to pay for lost or damaged materials checked out on their Library Card. Customers are charged the retail price of a lost or damaged item plus a $10 replacement and processing fee.

IS THERE A LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF ITEMS I CAN HAVE CHECKED OUT?

A total of 40 items may be out on your card at any given time, in any combination as noted below:

8 DVDs
20 music CDs
20 audiobooks
20 magazines
20 adult books
20 children’s books

The loan period for all items is 14 days, with the exception of movies and music (CDs/DVDs/videos) which is 7 days. An item may be renewed, if there is no one else waiting on that item.

WHAT DO THE DIFFERENT BORROWER TYPES MEAN?

Adult – Users ages 18 and older with full access to print and non-print collections.
Youth 1 – Users under the age of 18 with full access to print and non-print collections. Parent, legal guardian or guarantor permits access.
Youth 2 – Users under the age of 18 with access to only Children’s and Young Adult material. Parent, legal guardian or guarantor permits access.
Visitor – Non-residents may purchase a visitor card for $35.00 per year. The visitor card allows full access to Library materials and services.

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