Loans and Renewals

Fines

Fines are charged for overdue materials based upon the current fee schedule.

Rates

  • Fines for overdue library materials are $.20 per item, per day.
  • Fines per item will accumulate to a maximum of the item cost or $5.00, whichever is lower.

Four-day grace period

  • If overdue items are returned before the fifth day overdue, the patron will not be fined for the first four days.

Maximum fines

  • Patrons may continue to check out library materials until they have accumulated $15.00 in fines.
  • Once a patron accumulates $15.00 in fines, library privileges will not be permitted until fines are brought below $15.00.

 

New checkout period

All items checked out on or after September 1 will be due 30 days from check out, regardless of the type of item. Books, audiobooks, CDs and kits can be renewed up to two times, 30 days per renewal. DVDs, games, and magazines will have NO renewals and must be returned before the 30-day due date. Due dates for e-books and e-audiobooks will remain the same.

You can renew your loans by logging into your account online; or calling the library at 541-917-7582, for staff help.  If you do not return your items by the end of the loan period, you will get overdue notices.

Items that you place on hold and receive notice are ready for pickup, will expire after 21 days, if no pickup appointment has been made.

Renewing items

  • Renewals may be requested at the Circulation Desk in the Library, over the telephone, or through the “My Account” feature in the Catalog.
  • Items may be renewed two times for their normal checkout period.
  • The renewal period begins on the day the item is renewed.
  • No item with an outstanding reserve may be renewed.
  • No item overdue more than seven days can be renewed except when searching for a lost item.
  • Nonrenewable items must be reshelved before they can be checked out again.

Renewing items online

  • Login to your library account using your library card number and birth date as shown, and click “LOG IN.” (need help?)
  • Click on the “Items Checked Out” tab.
  • Click on the box to the left of each title you wish to renew.
  • At the top of the list of your checkouts, click the “Go” button next to the “Renew Selected Titles” drop down menu. A pop-up message will appear asking if you’re sure you want to renew; select “OK” or cancel.
  • A message will appear at the top of the list of check-outs stating how many items were successfully renewed, and/or how many items failed to renew (in red).

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