The Washington County Free Library and its Branches will be closed on Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. We will re-open at our regular time on Tuesday.

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How much are fines?

Fines

You are encouraged to return library materials on time. Patrons cards issued to children and young adults under 18 will not be charged fines.  Children and YA items checked out on an Adult card will still accrue fines.   Patrons of all ages are charged for materials which are lost, damaged or never returned. The fines for overdue materials are:

  • Adult and YA books - .20¢ per day
  • Juvenile books - .10¢ per day (*applies only if item checked out under an Adult card)
  • Adult DVDs, audio books - .50¢ per day
  • Juvenile DVDs - .50¢ per day(*applies only if item checked out under an Adult card)
  • Instructional tapes and music CDs - .20¢ per day
  • Video Games - $1.00 per day
  • Anime DVDs - $1.00 per day

If your fines are $6.00 or more, your borrowing privileges will be suspended.

*Exemptions*

  • No card holder under the age of 18 (Juvenile and Young Adult card holders) will be charged overdue fines on materials checked out on their card.
  • Card holders under the age of 18 (Juvenile and Young Adult card holders) may be charged fees for lost or damaged materials.
  • Outreach services, which rely on a vehicle for service delivery, will not charge or collect overdue fines on materials checked out by and returned to the bookmobile. Outreach services include Bookmobile Service, homebound service to individuals and deposit collections to institutions.