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Fines, Fees and Replacements

Manage Your Account Online: renew items, pay fines, place holds and requests
Loan Periods
Fines for Overdue Items
Replacing Lost or Damaged Items
Equipment Fines and Fees
Fees for Printing
Book Returns

MANAGE YOUR LIBRARY ACCOUNT:

  • To avoid fines, renew your items in person, by phone, or online before or on the due date.
  • If you have $5.00 or more in fines or other fees on your account, you will not be able to borrow, renew, or reserve items until you have made a payment. If your fines exceed $25.00 during your visit, we will waive the remainder. This does not include relacement fees. Please call or visit us in person to have fines waived.
  • Using your PIN, log into your Minuteman account to renew materials, pay fines, and place requests. To set or reset your PIN, contact us or follow the instructions on the patron portal.
  • Minuteman Network library books may be renewed or returned at any Minuteman library unless otherwise noted.
  • If another patron has placed a request for an item, you will not be able to renew it.

LOAN PERIODS:

New Adult Books:
   Loan period 2 weeks, 2 renewals
Read it Now Books:
   Loan period 2 weeks, no renewals
Books/Audio Books/CDs:
   Loan period 3 weeks, 2 renewals
   Limit: Children’s non-fiction 3 per subject per family
Adult Magazines:
   Loan period 1 week, 2 renewals
Children’s Magazines:
   Loan period. 3 weeks, 2 renewals
Videos/CD-ROMs/DVDs/VCDs:
   Loan period 1 week, 2 renewals
See it Now DVDs:
   Loan period 1 week, no renewals
Videos/DVDs - Lecture Series:
   Loan period 3 weeks, 2 renewals
DVDs - TV Series:
   Loan period 2 weeks, 2 renewals

 

FINES FOR OVERDUE ITEMS

Checked-out Item Daily Fine
per Item
Maximum Fine
per Item
Print, Audio and VHS items $0.10 $3.00
DVDs and VCDs $1.00 $5.00
Museum Passes $2.50 $25.00
Kill-a-Watt electricity monitors
hand-held magnifiers
$1.00 $5.00
In-Library Use Item Hourly Fine
per Item
Maximum Fine
per Item
DVD, CD or Audio Tape player
with headphones
$1.00 per hour $10.00
TV with VCR and headphones $1.00 per hour $10.00
iPads, Laptops 
USB, Android, iPhone Chargers
$5.00 per hour $100.00

If your fines exceed $25.00 during your visit, we will waive the remainder. This does not include relacement fees. Please call or visit us in person to have fines waived.

If you have $5.00 or more in fines or other fees on your account, you will not be able to borrow, renew, or reserve items until you have made a payment.

REPLACING LOST OR DAMAGED ITEMS

If you have lost or damaged materials from the Cary Memorial Library (it’s okay, it happens sometimes!), you have options. 

If you have not yet been charged for the replacement, please call or come in to the Library - see below for contact information. We can help!

Please note: For items belonging to other Minuteman libraries, we can only accept payment. Please contact the owning library directly if you have questions about replacements.

Books:
Pay the replacement fee at any circulation desk or online.
OR
Purchase a replacement copy.
· Must be in “like new” condition.
· Must have the same ISBN.

DVDs and Music CDs:
Pay the replacement fee at any circulation desk or online.
OR
Purchase a replacement copy
· Must be in “like new” condition.
· Must be the same edition and format.

Audio books:
Please talk to library staff for options.

Replacement fees for other Items:
· Magazines: $5.00
· Audio book box$10.00
· Single disc from an audio book if available$10.00
· Bag from a book & CD set$5.00
· CD jewel case$1.00
· DVD case$2.00
· USB case $7.00
· Playaway box$2.50
· Playaway foam insert$3.00
· Playaway battery cover$1.00
· Booklet/pamphlet from a CD-ROM$1.00
· Museum Pass$10.00

For questions about replacing materials, please contact:

All Children's Materials:
Alissa Lauzon
781-862-6288 ext. 170
alauzon@minlib.net

All YA Materials:
Jen Forgit
781-862-6288 ext. 248
jforgit@minlib.net

Adult Books:
Cathie Ghorbani
781-862-6288 ext 232
cghorbani@minlib.net

Adult DVDs, CDs, Audiobooks:
Jen Webb
781-862-6288 ext. 112
jwebb@minlib.net

 

EQUIPMENT FINES AND FEES:

DVD player with headphones
CD player with headphones
Audio Tape player with headphones
TV with VCR and headphones
· Loan period: 3 hours, in-library use
· Overdue fine: $1.00/hour
· Maximum overdue fine: $10.00

iPads
Laptops
USB/Android/iPhone Chargers
· Loan period: 3 hours, in-library use
· Overdue fine: $5.00/hour
· Maximum overdue fine: $100.00

Kill-a-Watt electrical meters
Hand-held magnifiers
· Loan period 1 week, 2 renewals
· Overdue fine $1.00/day
· Maximum overdue fine $5.00

Replacement fees for lost or damaged equipment vary.

Headphones and Headphone splitters may be borrowed from the Reference or Children’s Desk with a library card or other ID
· Replacement fee if lost or damaged
     
Headphones $14.00
     
Headphone Splitter 4.00

USB drive
May be borrowed from the Reference Desk with a library card or other ID
· Replacement fee if lost or damaged $10.00

 

FEES FOR PRINTING

You may print up to 10 pages per day for free. Additional pages are $0.10 each. 

 

Outline of library building showing locations of book drops

BOOK DROPS:

Our two book drops, located at the front and rear entrances, are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Any item (including videos, CDs, etc.) may be returned in the book drops.