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Service Charges

Policy regarding services charges assessed by the Perry Public Library

The service charge will be calculated daily by the automated circulation system. Charges are as follows:

Material Fee
Print items $.10 per day
Adult Videos and Interlibrary Loan $1.00 per day
Children's Videos, Music CDs, Audiobooks $.10 per day
Equipment $5.00 per day

The overdue procedure for the Library is as follows:

  • When an item is one week overdue, the Library mails a first notice. Standard overdue fees, as listed above, apply.
  • When the item is three weeks overdue, the Library mails a second notice. Standard overdue fees, as listed above, apply.
  • When the item is five weeks overdue, Library staff will call the patron’s home or office. There is a $1.00 fee per call in addition to the standard overdue fees. When the item is eight weeks overdue, the Library mails a bill for the item.
  • If the Library staff must visit the patron’s home to retrieve an item, there will be an additional $5.00 fee per overdue item.
  • If the Library staff has to ask the Perry Police to retrieve an item, there will be an additional $10.00 fee.
  • If the item is lost, the replacement fee is the replacement  price of the item plus a $5.00 processing fee.
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