POLICY L-102: LOAN PERIODS, FINES AND FEES FOR MATERIALS Effective February 1, 2016
The Wharton Public Library maintains collections of books, audiobooks, DVDs, music CDs, magazines and newspapers for use by the public. Circulation of these items is restricted to patrons with a valid library card.
BOOKS – Adult & Juvenile 21 days
New Books – Adult 14 days
AUDIO BOOKS – Adult & Juvenile 21 days
CDs – Music 21 days
DVDs 7 days
New DVD collection 2 days
Magazines 2 days
Newspapers For reading in the Library; not loaned out
RESERVE/INTERLIBRARY LOAN: Books or materials requested via InterLibrary Loan may have a shorter loan period as established by the lending library or library consortium. Fines will be assessed using the Wharton Public Library’s schedule.
FINES: any item exceeding the normal or special loan time will be charged:
BOOKS – Adult & Juvenile .15 per day up to $ 5.00 each
AUDIO BOOKS – Adult & Juvenile .15 per day up to $ 5.00 each
CDs- music .15 per day up to $ 5.00 each
Videos & DVDs $1.00 per day up to $5.00 each
Magazines .15 per day up to $ 5.00 each
Books may be renewed twice for equal periods providing there are no outstanding hold on the item.