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 material

Daily charge

Maximum fine

Replacement fee

Processing fee

Hardcover books

 

20¢ per day

Cost of item

Cost of item

$10.00

Paperback books – cataloged

20¢ per day

Cost of item

Cost of item

$10.00

 

Magazines

20¢ per day 

Twice the cost of current issue

Twice the cost of current issue

$5.00


Non-Book and Equipment


Non-Book and Equipment

Daily charge

Maximum fine

Replacement fee

Processing fee

Videocassettes

 

$1.00 per day

Cost of item. If not known, $10

Cost of item. If not known, $25

$10.00

Audio Books

(includes Playaway)

20¢ per day

Cost of item.  If not known, $30

Cost of item.  If not known, $30

$10.00

DVD

$1.00 per day

Cost of item

Cost of item

$10.00

16mm and 8 mm projectors

$10.00 per day

Cost of item. If not known, $300

Cost of item. If not known, $300

$10.00

Slide projector

 

$10.00 per day

Cost of item. If not known, $300

Cost of item. If not known, $300

$10.00

Videocassette Player

$10.00 per day

Cost of item. If not known, $300

Cost of item. If not known, $300

$10.00

Data projector

 

$25.00 per day

Cost of item

Cost of item

$10.00

Filmstrip projector

25¢ per day

Cost of item.  If not known, $25

Cost of item.  If not known, $25

$10.00

Cassette Player

 

25¢ per day

Cost of item. If not known, $25.00

Cost of item. If not known, $25.00

$10.00

Preloaded Tablet

$1.00 per day

Cost of item.  If not known, $100.00

Cost of item.  If not known, $100.00

$10.00

Playaway View

20¢ per day

Cost of item.  If not known, $99.00

Cost of item. If not known, $99.00

$10.00

Playaway Bookpacks

20¢ per day

Cost of item. If not known, $75.00

Cost of item.  If not known, $75.00

$10.00

Miscellaneous Charges

Miscellaneous Charges

 

Photocopying

10¢ per page, black and white

25¢ per page, color

Printing from computer

 

10¢ per page, black and white

25¢ per page, color

Printing from microfilm reader/printer

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 or damaged items may include:

 

     Videocassette boxes

$1.00

     Plastic book jacket

$1.00

    Missing liner or cover information  from                    videos, DVDs or audiobooks

$1.00 

     Plastic bags (AV kits)

$1.00

     Videocassette case

$1.00

     Playaway bookpack cases

$7.00

     DVD cases

$1.00 (plus cost of barcode)

     Preloaded Tablet cases

$10.00 (plus cost of barcode)

Replacement audiotapes (if available)

$8.00

Missing barcode     

$1.00