Fee Schedule

Bellaire City Library Fee Schedule


The following fines are hereby charged and shall be collected upon the failure of any borrower to return any book, audiovisual material or other item which was loaned by the library to the borrower by the due date established at the time of the loan or renewal of the item. In addition, damage fees may also be charged on any library material or equipment damaged beyond normal wear and tear.

Fines are charged for each day the material is kept beyond the established due date until the maximum fine is reached. All items borrowed from this library must be returned to this library in order to fulfill the return agreement. Items, which are deposited in the library's bookdrop after closing hours, shall be considered to have been returned to the library on the last preceding day the library was open. Sundays and holidays will be included in the calculation of fines.

In addition to a replacement fee and a processing fee charged for lost and damaged items (items beyond repair), any overdue fine that has been incurred on that item will also be collected through the day of payment of the lost item.

If the item is found within three months of payment, a refund for the replacement fee only will be granted. The processing fee and overdue fees are not reimbursable.

Printed Materials

Printed MaterialDaily ChargeMaximum FineReplacement FeeProcessing Fee
Hardcover books$0.20 per dayCost of itemCost of item$10.00
Paperback books - cataloged$0.20 per dayCost of itemCost of item$10.00
Paperback books - adult - uncataloged$0.20 per day$6.00$6.00$1.00
Paperback books - children's - uncataloged$0.20 per day$4.00$4.00$1.00
Magazines$0.20 per dayTwice the cost of current issueTwice the cost of current issue$5.00

Non-Book and Equipment

Non-Book andamp; EquipmentDaily ChargeMaximum FineReplacement FeeProcessing Fee
Videocassettes$1.00 per dayCost of item. If not known, $25.00Cost of item. If not known, $25.00$10.00
Audio Books
(includes Playaway)
$0.20 per dayCost of item. If not known, $30.00Cost of item. If not known, $30.00$10.00
DVD$1.00 per dayCost of itemCost of item$10.00
Cameras$0.25 per dayCost of item. If not known, $30.00Cost of item. If not known, $30.00$1.00
16mm and 8mm projectors$10.00 per dayCost of item. If not known, $300.00Cost of item. If not known, $300.00$10.00
Slide projector$10.00 per dayCost of item. If not known, $300.00Cost of item. If not known, $300.00$10.00
Videocassette Player$10.00 per dayCost of item. If not known, $300.00Cost of item. If not known, $300.00$10.00
Videocassette Projector$25.00 per dayCost of item. If not known, $1,000.00Cost of item. If not known, $1,000.00$10.00
Data projector$25.00 per dayCost of itemCost of item$10.00
Filmstrip projector$0.25 per dayCost of item. If not known, $25.00Cost of item. If not known, $25.00$10.00
Cassette Player$0.25 per dayCost of item. If not known, $25.00Cost of item. If not known, $25.00$10.00
Playaway View$0.20 per dayCost of item. If not known, $99.00Cost of item. If not known, $99.00$10.00
Playaway Bookpacks$0.20 per dayCost of item. If not known, $75.00Cost of item. If not known, $75.00$10.00

Miscellaneous Charges

Service
Fee
Photocopying$0.10 per page, black and white
$0.25 per page, color
Printer from computer$0.10 per page, black and white
$0.25 per page, color
Printing from microfilm reader/printer$0.25 per page
Send and receive faxes$1.00 per page local
$2.00 per page to send long distance
$3.00 per page to send international
Typewriter$1.00 per hour or any part of an hour
Postage for Interlibrary Loan$3.00 per item
Returned check fee$35.00
Replacement library borrower cards$1.00

Damaged / Lost Items

Material that is damaged beyond normal wear and tear will be assessed a mending fee, or charged a bindery or a replacement fee. Items with multiple parts that have one or more pieces missing making the item unusable will be charged replacement costs for the item. Damaged material or damaged pages are assessed a fee by the Library Director on each item, dependent on damage and possible repair.

Lost / Damaged ItemsFee
Bindery fee$8.00
Lost or damaged items may include:
Videocassette boxes$1.00
Cassette boxes for audiotapes$5.00
Camera case$5.00
Plastic book jacket$1.00
Jewel cases for CDs$1.00 (plus cost of barcode)
Missing liner or cover information from videos, DVDs
or audiobooks
$1.00 (plus cost of barcode)
Plastic bags (AV kits)$1.00
Videocassette case$1.00
Playaway bookpack cases$7.00
Replacement audiotapes (if available)$7.00
Missing barcode$1.00