Fines

The Montvale Library charges the following non-refundable fines for overdue
items belonging to the Montvale Library:

 

   

OVERDUE ITEMS:  All items are 10¢ per day per item.  The maximum fine is $5.00 per item.



Other non-refundable fines are charged as follows:

    MISSING CD POUCH:  75¢
    MISSING CD JEWEL BOX FROM READALONG:  $5.00
    MISSING CD JEWEL BOX FROM MUSIC CD:  $10.00
    MISSING AUDIO-CASSETTE BOX:  50¢ 
    MISSING READ-ALONG BAG:  $5.00
     DVD/VIDEO LEFT IN BOOK DROP:  $2.00
    TOTALLY DESTROYED OR MISSING DVD BOX:  $10.00
     DAMAGED (BUT EASILY REPLACEABLE) DVD BOX:  $3.00
    REPLACEMENT COST FOR LOST LIBRARY CARD:  $3.00
               

Fines for items checked out from other libraries:

The computer system calculates fines based on the policy of the library that
owns the item, NOT on where the item was returned.
We will collect these fines exactly as posted.

Lost Items

Sorry, but according to Library policy established
by the Board of Trustees, we do NOT accept
a purchased copy in lieu of payment.

If the price of an item is not listed in the item record,
the Montvale Library charges the unit price as listed below.

Cash or check payments for lost materials will be refunded
if the items are returned within thirty (30) days of the payment date.

Credit card payments (on-line only; program begins sometime in 2018)
will not be refunded, even if the items are subsequently returned.

Payment for an item belonging to another library
MUST be by a check made out to the owning library.

If the Montvale Library reimburses another library for material
borrowed by or for a Montvale cardholder and not returned by the
cardholder, that cardholder is responsible for the entire reimbursement cost
even if the cardholder finally returns the lost material.

 

TYPE OF MATERIAL
UNIT PRICE

Adult Two-Week Fiction                                                                      $30.00

Adult/YA Fiction                                                                                   $30.00

Adult/YA Nonfiction                                                                             $30.00

Children's Board Book                                                                         $10.00

Children's Easy Reader                                                                       $20.00

Children's Fiction                                                                                 $20.00

Children's Holiday Book                                                                      $20.00

Children's Nonfiction                                                                           $25.00

Children's Picture Book                                                                       $20.00

Children's Readalong                                                                           $20.00

Compact Disc                                                                                        $20.00

DVD***                                                                                                    $20.00

Launchpad                                                                                            $160.00

Paperback                                                                                             $10.00

Periodical                                                                                              $5.00

Trade Paperback                                                                                 $20.00

Video Games                                                                                        $50.00

Unabridged Book on Compact Disc                                                   $45.00


***If you lose one (or more) dvds from a set containing two (or more) dvds,
you must pay for the entire set.

Renewals

NOTE:  DVDs have a limit of two renewals.

 

All other items have a limit of ten renewals.

 

RENEWALS BY PHONE:  Items may be renewed by phone, provided the items are not on reserve and/or the renewal limit has not been reached.  You must have your barcode number handy, as library staff will ask for it.  If the items were checked out on another family member's card, you must have that barcode number handy.  Renewals cannot be done without the library card barcode number on which the items were checked out.

 

RENEWALS IN PERSON:  Items may be renewed in person, provided they are not on reserve and/or the renewal limit has not been reached.  You must bring your library card or the card on which the items were checked out.

 RENEWALS ON LINE:  Items may be renewed on line, provided they are not on reserve and/or the renewal limit has not been reached.  You must have a PIN number to renew on line.  Montvale Library staff members will be happy to show you how to renew items on line.  NOTE WELL:  If the on line renewal fails for any reason, you will still be responsible for any overdue fines incurred. 

In order to view holdings on line or to renew items on line, a cardholder must have a PIN number. 

To apply, visit the Montvale Library, bring your library card, and have a four-digit number in mind that you can easily remember. 

The Montvale Library does not keep track of cardholders' PIN numbers.



IMPORTANT:  Items borrowed through JerseyCat may be renewed by the Reference/Technology Librarian
  ONLY.  At the discretion of the owning library, items may or may not be renewed

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