Fauquier County Public Library

Fines and Recovery of Overdue Materials (Policy)

Library materials are purchased for use by all citizens of Fauquier County. The Fauquier County Public Library establishes regulations for the loan of materials, including circulation periods, renewal processes, and fines for late return. The individual who chooses to keep materials long past the due date, or who refuses to settle unpaid fines or fees, compromises his/her borrowing privileges with the library.

The library will attempt to recover overdue materials and will notify patrons of unpaid fines and fees according to guidelines established by the Library Board. In the event that the library is unsuccessful in recovering overdue materials, relevant information will be given by the library to the County Attorney for appropriate legal action.

Adopted: 11/20/03