Sherman Public Library Charges
Process of Overdue Notices
Charges will be levied for material not returned on time. There is a grace period for all items except videocassettes, equipment and interlibrary loans. Fines are charged for Sundays. The first, second and final overdue notices are sent by mail. If there is no response, a letter is then sent by the Library Services Administrator. If there is still no response, a letter is sent by the City Attorney. Failure to respond to the City Attorney’s letter will result in a summons.
Fines for Overdue Items
|Library Item||Overdue Charges|
Books and other items not otherwise designated
|Equipment||$1 per item daily with a $25 maximum|
|Lost items or items damaged beyond repair||Full cost of item and a $5 nonrefundable processing fee|
Lost and Damaged Items
Purchase/Replace Item - Charges
The purchase price of the library item plus a $5 processing fee will be levied for lost or completely damaged items. The current bindery charge will be made for the dust jacket. Donations of items cannot be accepted in lieu of a payment for lost or damaged items, unless it is a new copy of the same title. In order to receive a refund, the original receipt must be presented. Refunds under $15 will be available the next day. A check will be issued on the next processing date for refunds over $15.
The purpose of fines is to keep materials in circulation. Therefore, a payment for overdue or lost items is required before other items may be checked out. Partial payment is permissible for fines over $25. Arrangements for payment plans must be set up with the Library Services Administrator.
Charges for Other Services
|Library Cards||Lost Card||$1|
|Out of State||$40 annually|
|Community Room||Use of Room During Library Hours||$10/hr for profit groups, no charge for non-profit groups|
|Copies||Photocopies and Printouts||$0.15/page for black and white, $0.30/page for color|
|Microfilm/Microfiche Copies||$0.15 each|
|Other Services||Laminating||$0.10 per running inch ($0.30 minimum) Only done on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. Must be given to us before 2 PM to be finished the same day.|
|Card Laminating||$1 per item|
|Fax||$1/page to send and receive|