On September 1, 2019, Loutit District Library joined a growing trend in the library world and eliminated late fees on overdue items. The primary reason for eliminating late fees is that these charges present barriers to library service for those with limited income, disabilities, and transportation issues. Eliminating this barrier provides equitable access to library materials for all of our residents.
We ask that you be courteous and return materials by the due date so that others may enjoy them. Also, if you borrow materials from other libraries, you may be assessed overdue fines for late returns by the lending library. You will need to contact the lending library for more information on any fines they may assess. But, we can help you keep track of those important dates!
Sign up for email notification and we’ll send you a reminder three days before your material is due. You can also sign up for text notification with Shoutbomb. It’s as easy as 1-2-3:
- Text SIGNUP to 616.432.2161.
- Respond with your 13-digit library card number.
- Respond with your PIN.
That’s it! You’ll be signed up to get notices when items are due and when you have holds to pick up.
Please be aware that the library will continue to charge for materials that are damaged beyond repair or never returned. We will also continue to charge a collection agency fee for unreturned materials.
Questions? Call 616-850-6918 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.