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Overdue fines will accrue if an item is not returned by the due date. You’ll find this date listed on your checkout slip. Jot down the due date in your day planner or pin the checkout slip to your refrigerator as a reminder. You can also sign up for email notification and we’ll send you a reminder three days before your material is due.

ITEM

FEE

CHECKOUT

OVERDUE FINE

MAX. FINE

All books

Free

21 days

15¢/day

$4.95

Magazines

Free

7 days

15¢/day

$4.95

Audio Books

Free

21 days

15¢/day

$4.95

Music CDs

25¢

21 days

15¢/day

$4.95

Feature Films $1.00 7 days $1.00/day $10.00
Non-fiction DVDs/videos Free 7 days 15¢/day $4.95
Express Books

Free

7 days

15¢/day $4.95
Book Club In-a-Bag

Free

42 days

$1.00/day $60.00

 

Fines and Billing Schedule

The fine per day for all materials is $.15 with the exception of movies and Book Club In-a-Bag materials, which is $1.00 per day. Keep in mind that fines accrue per item, so the fine total can add up quickly! When items are 5 days overdue , you will be notified by mail, or email if you have signed up for email notification. When items are 35 days overdue, you will be billed for the replacement cost of the item. Please note that if you accrue fines or replacement fees of $40.00 or more, your account will be sent to collections.

 

Damaged or Lost Items

Accidents happen all the time. Just bring in the damaged item or tell us about the lost book. If the item is damaged, it will be given to a librarian for review. Sometimes we can repair the damage without difficulty. If the item is damaged beyond repair or is lost, your account will be billed for the replacement cost of the item. If a lost item is found within six months after paying for it, bring in your receipt for a refund, minus the accrued overdue fine.

Damage that cannot be repaired includes, but is not limited to:

  • animal damage (chew marks, claw marks, etc.)
  • liquid damage (water, coffee, milk, etc.)
  • sand in the spine
  • bodily fluid (urine, vomit, blood, etc.)
  • parts and/or pages missing
  • excessive permanent marking with pens, crayons, etc.
  • any damage that affects the safety, enjoyment, readability, or usability of the item for subsequent patrons

Library staff reserves the right to determine if an item falls under the description of an item that is damaged beyond repair.

 

Payment Options

You can pay directly at the Check-Out Desk with cash or check. You can also pay online using a credit card by accessing My Account. All you need is your library card and PIN.

For assistance with fines or billing, call 616-842-5560 x223 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Phone

Telephone: 616-842-5560
Fax: 616-847-0570

Library Hours

Mon-Thurs 9AM-9PM
Friday 9AM-6PM
Saturday 9AM-5PM
Sunday - School Year 1PM-5PM
Sunday - Summer Closed

Cheapstacks Hours

Monday 10:00AM-5:30PM
  6:30PM-8:30PM
Tuesday 10:00AM-5:30PM
Wednesday 10:00AM-5:30PM
  6:30PM-8:30PM
Thursday 10:00AM-5:30PM
Friday 10:00AM-4:00PM
Saturday 10:00AM-4:00PM