Fines and Fees Policy
Westfield Memorial Library does not charge late fees for any overdue circulating materials, with the exception of Wi-Fi hotspots and museum passes. WML does assess fees for lost and damaged materials. Please review our updated fees information below for details.
|Daily Fine||Maximum Fine||Replacement Cost|
Borrowers are responsible for returning or renewing the items they check out by the due date. If they do not, the item will be labeled as overdue, and the patron will be notified. Items are declared lost after they have been overdue for 35 days and a replacement fee will be billed to the patron account. The replacement fee will be the cost of the item, plus any applicable processing fees.
The library has a set time limit for materials to be borrowed and materials are expected to be returned by the due date so that they can be borrowed by other patrons. If an item is not returned on time, reminders will be sent out at 7, 14, and 21 days after the due date. After 35 days, the item will become lost, and the patron will be billed for the replacement cost. A patron’s library card will be automatically blocked if an account balance reaches $10.00.
- Patrons have the option of paying fines/fees in-person at the library by credit card, cash, and check, or remotely by credit card via the library’s website.
- Patrons should resolve disputed fees before paying them.
- Patrons experiencing unusual difficulty in returning their materials or paying their fines should contact the Circulation Supervisor.
|Photocopies||$0.10 per page (b/w) $0.50 per page (color)|
|Printing||$0.10 per page (b/w) $0.50 per page (color)|
|Faxing||$0.50 per page (to scan and email is free)|
|Flash Drives||Market rate|
The library does not charge rental fees.