Fines & Fees

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Victoria Public Library
Circulation Services
361-485-3301

Fines / Fees / Renewals
Most Library materials are loaned for 3 weeks. Fines are 10¢ per day charged only if materials are returned late. E-Readers, iPads and Laptops are for in-library use only. Failure to pay accrued fines and fees may result in the borrower's account being turned over to the City of Victoria Municipal Court.

Media
Fines/Day
*Renewal
Books 10¢ 1
Magazines 10¢ 1
Vertical File
10¢ 1
Playaway 10¢ 1
CD's 10¢ 1
Multimedia 10¢ 1
DVD's 10¢ 1
Books on CD
10¢ 1
Video Game
10¢
0
E-reader, iPads & Laptop
$10 per hour (Max $100)
0

*Renewals will be made for items only if the item is not on hold for another library user.
Some items cannot be renewed (see above.)

Overdue / Lost / Damaged Materials

Notices: Once a library item is four (4) days overdue, you will receive a notice by phone stating that items are overdue. This will be followed by mail notices and phone messages to remind you of overdue items.

Lost or Damaged Material: When a library item is lost or damaged your are responsible for payment to the library for the replacement cost of the lost or damaged item. An item is considered lost once it is seventy (70) days overdue.

Lost or damaged charges include:

  1. the actual cost of the item or a default price if item cost is unavailable.
  2. a processing fee
  3. any overdue fines that may have accumulated

If a library item is returned to the library damaged, a letter will be sent to notify you of this situation. The library will not accept any materials in lieu of fines or fees at any time.

Refunds on Lost Items: When a lost item is paid for you will be given an itemized receipt. If the lost item and this receipt are returned within six (6) months from the date that an item is placed into lost status, a refund of the item cost only can be obtained. Processing fees and overdue fines are nonrefundable.

Replacement, Recovery or Damage Repair Cost Schedule:

 Media Type
 Default Item Cost
 Processing Fee
 Maximum Fine
 Bindery Fee
 $15.00    
 Books on CD
 $40.00  $10.00  $7.00
 Book on CD case
 $5.00(nonrefundable)
   
 DVD  $30.00  $10.00  $7.00
 DVD case
 $5.00(nonrefundable)
   
 E-Reader  $200.00  $25.00  $100.00
 Game Controller
 $40.00    
 Video Game
 $35.00  $10.00  $7.00
 Hardback book
 $30.00  $10.00  $7.00
 Interlibrary Loan
 $50.00  $10.00  $25.00
 iPad  $400.00  $25.00  $100.00
 iPad Back
 $30.00    
 iPad Charger
 $30.00    
 iPad Cover
 $40.00    
 iPad Sleeve
 $10.00    
 Laptop  $1,100.00  $25.00  $100.00
 Laptop Adaptor Cable
 $75.00    
 Laptop Case
 $45.00    
 Magazine  $5.00(nonrefundable)    $7.00
 Magazine Folder
 $2.00(nonrefundable)    
 Music CD
 $20.00  $10.00  $7.00
 Music CD case
 $2.00(nonrefundable)    
 Paperback books
 $7.00  $10.00  $7.00
 Playaway  $55.00  $10.00  $7.00
 Playaway case
 $3.00(nonrefundable)    
 Playaway View
 $100.00  $10.00  $7.00
 Playaway View Cord
 $15.00    
 Replacement Library Card
 $2.00