Q. What fines does the library charge, and will I be fined right away if something is late?
While we do charge fines for late items, all of our loans have a built-in grace period. Items that check out for two weeks (like DVDs) have a 3-day grace period, while items that check out for six weeks (like books) have a 10-day grace period. As long as you return items within these windows you won't accrue fines, but once you miss the window, fines start from the original due-date. Fines are $0.30 a day up to a maximum of $10.50 per book. Lost books have a charge of $70.00 for the book and a $20.00 processing fee.
Fines for recalled books are $2.00 per day up to a maximum of $20.00. Fines for Reserve materials are $2 per hour or partial hour for overdue items, maximum $20, for paper reserve. There are no fines for electronic reserve materials.
If you need to return something right away, we have two library book drops, one near the main entrance and one located by our loading dock on Rayburn Street, where you can return books when the library is closed. And don't forget you can usually renew books online if you need more time.
Feel free to stop by or call our Circulation Desk at 208 885-6559 if you need clarification or help!