Loan Periods & Fees

Check-out Periods

  • Internet Hotspots: 7 days
  • Most library materials: 21 days

Renewals

Most Library items will be automatically renewed 2 days before the due date as long as no holds have been placed on them by other library customers. Items may be renewed a maximum of 5 times.

  • Renew by phone: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, toll-free number 800-354-9660
  • Renew online

Returns

  • Materials may be returned in the library or through our 24-hour exterior book drops:
    • 11th Street building exterior: all materials
    • Drive-through: all materials
  • Materials (except ZIP books) may be returned to any Black Gold library branch
  • Borrowing privileges are suspended for accounts owing more than $10 in fines/fees

Fees

  • Missing barcodes or identification tags: $1
  • Library card replacement: $1
  • Photocopies/computer printouts: $0.20 per page
  • Lost and damaged items: see below

Replacing Lost or Damaged Items

When an item is lost or damaged beyond repair, borrowers have two options:

  • Replace the item with an exact copy (same ISBN number, same edition, hardback for hardback, etc.) in new condition (no highlighting, tearing, library markings, loose bindings etc.). A $10 processing fee will be added.
  • Pay the standard replacement fee (see schedule below)

Replacement Fee Schedule

The fee schedule for items lost or damaged beyond repair is adopted by the City Council and updated annually. There is no refund of fees paid for lost or damaged materials after three (3) months. Current fees are:

Replacement Material Fee per Item
Adult Non-Fiction Book                $42
Adult Fiction Book $36
Juvenile Non-Fiction Book $28
Juvenile Fiction Book $28
Paperback $10
Periodical $8
Pamphlet $5
Book on CD (per set) $75
Children's Book on CD (per set) $50
Children's Book & CD Set $10 
DVD $20
DVD Set (3+ discs) $50
Music CD $20
Hotspot $100
Launchpad $150
Book Club Kit $180
Laptop $800
Hotspot or Launchpad cable, charger, case, SIM card (per item) $10
Processing fee for item lost or damaged beyond repair $10
Repair Material                                                                            Fee per Item
Adult Book (fiction & non-fiction) $5
Juvenile Book (fiction & non-fiction) $5
Periodical $5
Book on CD $5
Children's Book & CD Set $5
DVD & Music CD $5