Call Us about:
- Overdues 507.328.2308
- Bookmobile Overdues 507.328.2302
- Interlibrary Loan Overdues 507.328.2309
Overdue fees begin accruing the day after an item is due. You will receive an automated telephone call, e-mail, or letter when an item is approximately 5 days overdue. When an item becomes 28 days overdue, you will be mailed a bill for the replacement cost of the item.
Paying in person
Overdue fees may be paid at either the Public Service Desk or Children's Desk on first floor. Cash, personal check and credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, or Discover).
- Payment may be made with Visa, Discover or MasterCard.
- Payments are processed by PayPal's PayFlow Pro - a PayPal account is not necessary to pay online.
- Fees under $2.00 cannot be paid online. Please pay these at the Public Services Desk. Fees do not accrue interest.
Log in to My Account to pay library fees.
Questions? Contact the library's Public Service Desk during open library hours, 507.328.2304
If you prefer to be contacted about your overdue items by e-mail, contact the Overdue Section at 507.328.2314.
Loan Periods/Overdue fees
|BOOKS||Loan Period||Late Fee|
|Books||28 days/14 days if high demand||$.25/day|
|Children's books||28 days||$.10/day|
|Quick Picks||7 days, no renewals||$1.00/day|
|OverDrive eBooks||7-21 days||No fees|
|EBSCO eBooks||1-7 days||No fees|
|AUDIO BOOKS||Loan Period||Late Fee|
|Books on CD||28 days/14 days if high demand||$.25/day|
|Children's Books on CD||28 days||$.10/day|
|OverDrive downloadable Audio books||7-21 days||No fees|
|MUSIC CDs and CD-ROMs||Loan Period||Late Fee|
|Music CDs||14 days/7 days if high demand||$.25/day|
|Children's Music CDs||28 days||$.10/day|
|Children's CD-ROMs||28 days||
|SPECIAL KITS/BAGS||Loan Period||Late Fee|
|Book Group Bags||6 weeks||$5.00/day|
|Kits for Kids||2 weeks||$1.00/day|
|Science Fun to Go||2 weeks||$1.00/day|
|DVDs, Streaming video AND VHS||Loan Period||Late Fee|
|TV/Movie/Special Non-Fiction DVDs||14 days/7 days if high demand||$.50/day|
|Nonfiction DVDs||28 days/14 days if high demand||$.50/day|
|Children's DVDs||14 days /7 days if high demand||$.50/day|
|Quick Flicks (DVDs)||2 days, no renewals||$1.00/day|
|Non-Fiction Video Cassettes (VHS) 2nd floor||28 days/14 days if high demand||$.25/day|
|Overdrive Streaming Video||3-7 days||No fees|
|MAGAZINES/PAMPHLETS||Loan Period||Late Fee|
|All Circulating Magazines||28 days||No fees|
|Pamphlets||14 days||No fees|
|OTHER||Loan Period||Late Fee|
|Collection Agency Referral Fee||n/a||$25.00|
|Interlibrary loan materials||Varies - set by loaning library||$.25/day|
|Online databases||n/a||No fees|
|Video Games (Wii and PS)
maximum checkout limit of 2 games per user
|14 days/7 days if high demand||$.50/day|
|WiFi Hotspots / WiFi Hotspot & Chromebook||14 days||$5.00/day|
If library materials are not returned 28 days after the due date, they will be considered lost and a fee for the entire replacement cost of the materials will appear on your account. If the lost materials are returned, the fee for replacement cost will be replaced by an overdue fee (maximum of $10.00 per item).
Every patron is limited to a total of 15 Movie/TV/Secured Nonfiction DVDs and a total of 15 Children's DVDs checked out at a time. There are no number limits to any other item types (books, CDs, VHS, etc.,).
Each patron is limited to a maximum of 30 outstanding reserves/holds for items from the Rochester Public Library's collection at one time.