Fines, Fees, and Limits

Paying Your Library Fees

User accounts with excessive overdue, fines and fees are eligible for assignment to an outside collections agency.

Contact libref@deltacollege.edu if you would like to make arrangements to pay your library fees.

Rules & Overdue Fines
Main Book Collection

Rules for items shelved in the Main Book Collection:

  • Five per call number limit
  • Five titles limit for Oversize and Juvenile
  • Overdue fine $.25 per day, to a maximum fine of $5.00 each title.
  • 20 title limit from all library collections
  • Users cannot check out more if they have 4 or more overdue titles from the library
 

 

Audio Visual Circulating Collections

Audio Visual Circulating Collections

Rules for items shelved in the Audio Visual Circulating Collection:

  • Three-week loan period
  • Five title limit (combined for CD, DVD, Audiobook, Kit and Record)
  • Overdue fine $0.25 per day
  • For Audio formats: maximum fine of $25 each title
  • For Video formats: maximum fine of $100 each title.
Skills Express (Test-taking and Resumes)

Rules for items shelved in the Skills Express Collection:

  • One-week loan period
  • Two title limit
  • Overdue fine $.25 per day, to a maximum fine of $5.00 each title.
Careers Shelf (Vocational Planning materials)

Rules for items shelved in Careers:

  • One-week loan period
  • Overdue fine $.50 per day, to a maximum fine of $5.00 each title.
Reserve Titles (Course materials)

Rules for items shelved in Reserves:

  • Most Reserves check-out for One Hour, In-Library-Use only.
  • Some Reserves check-out for longer than one hour.
  • A few reserves check-out overnight (or longer).
  • Reserve check-out is limited to Two titles.
  • Unless others are waiting, there is no limit on renewals for 'library use only' reserves.
  • Overdue fine $5.00 per hour for 1st 10 hours ($50.00); then, from hour 11 onwards, overdue fine is $1.00 per hour, to the maximum overdue fine of $100.00 per title.
  • Minimum Reserve item replacement fee is $115.00.
Interlibrary Loan (Borrowing materials from other libraries)

Rules for Interlibrary Loan (Borrowing materials from other libraries) 

  • Overdue fines are $5.00 per day, up to a maximum fine of $100 per item.
  • Loan periods, renewal and replacement fees vary, and are set by the lending library.

 

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Damaged/Lost Library Materials Charges

NOTE: A $15 non-refundable processing fee is included in the total replacement charge for all items.

Books/Printed Materials

Type of Material Total Replacement Charge
Books (all, except Reserves, Oversize, Reference, Special Collections & ILL) $65.00
Reserves Books $130.00
Oversize, Reference & Special Collections $130.00
Flashcards $65.00
ILL (InterLibrary Loan, borrowed from another library for your use) $130.00

Audiovisual Materials and Equipment

Type of Material  Total Replacement Charge
Compact Discs $65.00 
A/V Accompanying Booklets $65.00
Audiobooks $130.00
Audiobook cases $3.00
DVDs/BluRay/VHS/CD-ROM $130.00
Headphones, Calculators & other 'Tier 1' equipment  $65
GoPro camera & other 'Tier 3' equipment $515.00