How Much are Fines?

Fines for Overdue Materials

Items are considered overdue and continue to accrue fines until all parts and packaging are returned (i.e. both the disc and the case).  Books and audiobooks (except those obtained through interlibrary loan) have a 3 day grace period.  If you return or renew a book 3 days late, you won’t be fined, but if you return it 4 days late, you’ll be fined $0.40.

$0.05 per day per item for children’s materials

$0.10 per day per item for YA and adult materials

$0.25 per day per item for videos and DVDs
 

Maximum Fines

Overdue fines will stop accruing once they reach the maximum fine.

$3.00 for children’s materials per item, not to exceed cost of item.

$6.00 for YA and adult materials per item, not to exceed cost of item.

$2.00 per item for all periodicals, not to exceed cost of item.

$15.00 per item for all single videos/DVDs/CDs

$25.00 per set for all sets of videos/DVDs/CDs
 

Billing Fees

$0.60 for first overdue notice
$0.75 for second overdue notice/bill
 

Fee for Lost/Damaged Materials

Replacement cost will be based on current prices.  For out-of-print items, charges will be based on current average prices for materials in that subject area.
Replacement costs and charges for items belonging to other libraries will be set by the lending library.
 

Collection Agency Fees

Based on the current price charged by the collection agency.
 

Replacement Cards

$1.00 to replace a lost library card
 

Out of Town Cards

$90 annually (for out of town residents who wish to have the same library privileges as Berkeley Heights residents). Price is subject to change; call to verify current price.
 
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