Waterford Public Library Overdue Policy
The purpose of the Overdue Policy is to facilitate the return of library materials.
In an effort to reduce barriers and increase access, the Waterford Public Library Board of Trustees adopted a policy of not charging daily overdue fines for most materials. Specialized collections such as Kindles, Launchpads, Wi-Fi hotspots, kits and realia items, as well as items owned by or checkout out at other libraries will continue to be charged daily overdue fines.
Items that no longer acquire fines are:
• CDs, DVDs, and Blu-Rays
• Audiobooks on CD and Playaway
Items that still incur fines:
Kindles and Launchpads ($1.00 per day)
Wi-Fi Hotspots ($5.00 per day)
ALL kits and realia items ($.25 per day)
*Juvenile and teen craft kits
*Adult learning kits
*Games, puzzles, and toys
*STEAM and phonics items
Items owned by or checked out at other libraries (typically $.25 per day)
The patron will receive a bill if items are kept 35 days past their due date. These items will be considered lost and the patron will be billed the replacement cost of each outstanding item. Checkout privileges will be suspended until all materials are returned or paid in full.
Items that are not returned within one month of billing will be regarded as stolen property and the bill will be turned over to the Waterford Police Department.
The Waterford Police Department will issue a citation to the patron to appear in municipal court and pay a municipal fine in addition to the cost of library materials and fines.
Allen Romanak, Jr.
Waterford Library Board President
Revised 5/29/2003, 12/15/2009, 1/11/2011, 7/15/2014, 1/15/2019, 1/14/2020