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Fines & Fees

How much are the fines for overdue books and materials?

The amount of the fines per day varies. Please view the complete schedule below. Books and materials borrowed from other libraries are subject to the fine schedule established by that library.

What do I do if I lose a library book?

Books that are lost must be replaced. The cost of the lost book will be charged to the borrower.

Is there a fee for lost library cards?

Yes, Please use the following link for more details

Related Link:  Frequently Asked Questions - Library Cards

Is there a charge for borrowing materials?

Books & audiobooks are free to check out, but *DVDs are $1 for the weeklong rental period. If you renew a DVD, there is an additional $1 charge for the extended 7 day period, thus they can no longer be renewed online or over-the-phone. The complete schedule can be viewed below.

*no charge for educational DVD rentals

Loan Periods and Late Fee Schedule

Books & Materials for Adults *

Item

Loan Period

Fine

Maximum Fine

Rental Books

$1.00 for 1 week

$0.15 per day

$8.00

Best Sellers

2 weeks

$0.15 per day

$8.00

All Other Books

4 weeks

$0.15 per day

$8.00

Books on Tape

4 weeks

$0.15 per day

$8.00

Magazines

2 weeks

$0.15 per day

$8.00

DVDs & Videos

7 days

$2.00 per day

$25.00

Books & Materials for Juveniles *

Item

Loan Period

Fine

Maximum Fine

Books

4 weeks

$0.10 per day

$6.00

Books on Tape

4 weeks

$0.10 per day

$6.00

Magazines

2 weeks

$0.10 per day

$6.00

DVDs & Videos

7 days

$2.00 per day

$25.00

* - Books and materials borrowed from other libraries and received through Upper Perkiomen Valley Library are subject to the loan periods and fines established by that library.  Be sure to check your receipt for the correct return date. 

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