Fines and Fees | Holds | Library Cards | Renewing Materials
|Baskets to Borrow||
|CD / Book Kits||
|DVDs and Videocassettes||
AV Room DVD procedure - bring empty case to the reference desk to be filled with disc.
|Inter- Library Loan Items (ILL)||Checkout period, renewals, and fines are determined by loaning library.|
|Pamphlets, Vertical File Items, and Maps||
|Teen (Young Adult) Items||
|Youth (Juvenile) Items||
Fines and Fees
Adult material - 15¢ per day up to a maximum of $15 per item, per checkout period, or the cost of the item, whichever is less.
Youth material - 10¢ per day up to a maximum of $10 per item, per checkout period, or the cost of the item, whichever is less.
Videos or DVDs - $1.00 per day, per video up to the replacement cost of the video.
Lost and Damaged Material
Lost items: Cost of the item per the library database plus an $8.00 processing fee
Damaged material: If an item is returned beyond repair, the total cost of the item per the library database must be paid plus an $8.00 processing fee. If audiocassettes or books on CD and MP3 are returned with missing items that can be replaced, the cost of the replacement per the vendor plus an $8.00 processing fee will be charged.
Failure to pay assessed fines and fees may result in suspension of library privileges or further legal action.
Video and DVD rental
Up to six (6) months after release (New): $2.50 per check out period
Six (6) months after release: $1.25 per check out period
Children’s videos: No charge
Overdue videos and DVDs - $1 per day up to the replacement cost
Inter-Library Loans and Holds
Holds and interlibrary loan requests - 25¢ per item
Library of Michigan MeL (Michigan eLibrary) Catalog requests - No charge
Other interlibrary loan fees as applicable
The City of Midland Ordinance took effect on February 4, 2008.
Place a hold from the Library Catalog.
You may place a hold or the reference desk will do it for you within the library or by telephone, 837-3449. You will need your library card number. Cost for placing a hold is 25¢, collected when you pick up your item. You will be notified by phone or email when the material is being held.
A library card is available free of charge to all individuals who show proof of residency within our service area. The cardholder is responsible for all library materials checked out, overdue fines, and any various fees. The cardholder should report lost or stolen library cards to the checkout desk. Change of name, address, phone number, or e-mail address should be reported to the checkout desk, 837-3457.
Library Cards Fees
Resident cards: Free (Service Areas)
Non-resident cards: $75.00 per year
Replacement cards: $2.00; damaged cards will be replaced free of charge upon presentation of
damaged card by card holder.
Service charge of $1.00 for privilege of borrowing materials without having library card readily available.
(All circulation policies apply.)
Two successive renewals may be made on most materials if another patron has not placed a hold on them. You must have your library card with you to renew. The exceptions are videos, DVD's, C D Rom's, Book Express, Battle of the Books, holiday items and most material loaned from another library which are not renewable. (Cd's and audiotapes may be renewed once).
Renew your material by:
- Library Catalog.
- Stopping at the Checkout Desk.
- Calling (989) 837-3457.
Grace A. Dow Memorial Library