Library Fines and Fees Ordinance for the
Grace A. Dow Memorial Library

Library Fines and Fees Ordinance



ORDINANCE NO. _______

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MIDLAND, MICHIGAN, BY AMENDING SECTIONS 21- 90, 21-91 and 21-92 OF ARTICLE IV OF CHAPTER 21 THEREOF.

The City of Midland Ordains:

Section 1. Sections 21-90, 21-91 and 21-92 of Article IV of Chapter 21 are amended to read as follows:

Sec. 21-90. Library fines.

The overdue fines for library services are as follows:

  1. Adult materials, $0.15 per day, per item, up to a maximum of $15.00 per item per check out period, or the cost of the item, whichever is less.
     
  2. Juvenile materials, $0.10 per day, per item, up to a maximum of $10.00 per item per check out period, or the cost of the item, whichever is less.
     
  3. Videos, $1.00 per day, per video up to the replacement cost of the video.

A four-day grace period after the due date is allowed on all materials except Book Express books, and videos. If the material is returned on the fifth day after the date due, the fine is retroactive to the original date.

Sec. 21-91. Use fees.

The fees for library services are as follows:

(1) Use fees:

a. Videos
  1. Up to six (6) months after release: $2.50 per check out period
  2. Six (6) months after release: $1.25 per check out period
  3. Children’s videos: No charge

The fees for videos may be adjusted or be waived at the discretion of the Library Director.

b. Holds placed: $0.25 per hold
Library of Michigan MeL (Michigan Electronic Library) Catalog requests: No charge

c. Temporary cards: $25.00 per year

d. Non-resident cards: $75.00 per year

e. Replacement cards: $2.00; damaged cards will be replaced free of charge upon presentation of damaged card by card holder.

f. Service charge of $1.00 for privilege of borrowing materials without having library card readily available.
(All circulation policies apply.)

g. Public Computers Printing/Copying

  1. Black and white – First page no charge, additional printing $0.10 per page
     
  2. Color - $1.00 per page
     
  3. Copy machines, Microform reader printer - $0.10 per page

h. Interlibrary loans – All charges from loaning libraries including postage, insurance and loaning fees will be charged to the borrower requesting the information. Payment required in advance.

 i. Laptop computers – First hour at no charge, $2.50 each additional hour, in-house use only, restricted to adults 18 years or older. Borrower agreement to be signed prior to use.

 j. Fees for special programs can be charged at the discretion of the Library Director.

(2) Meeting facilities use fees:

    A deposit may be required at time of reservation.

  Profit Groups Not for Profit and 501(c) Groups
 a. Conference Room $25.00/hr No charge
       Overhead Projector $10.00/day $10.00/day
     
b. Lounge $30.00/hr
   Min 2 hrs
$15.00/hr
   Min 2 hrs
       Additional hours  $20.00/hr $15.00/hr
       Overhead Projector $10.00/day $10.00/day
       Large Screen TV and VCR/DVD $20.00/day $20.00/day
       Coffee Urns $5.00/day $5.00/day
       Custodial Overtime    
                 Monday—Saturday $35.00/hr $35.00/hr
                 Sunday $40.00/hr $40.00/hr
     
c. Auditorium $40.00/hr
   Min 2 hrs
$20.00/hr
   Min 2 hrs
       Additional hours $30.00/hr $20.00/hr
       Piano 
       Tuning not included, market rate
$30.00/day $30.00/day
       Overhead Projector $10.00/day $10.00/day
       Video Projection System $50.00/day $50.00/day
       Custodial Overtime    
                Monday—Saturday $35.00/hr $35.00/hr
                Sunday $40.00/hr $40.00/hr
     
d. Mezzanine NA $25.00/month
Plus custodial services and materials if necessary
       Custodial Overtime    
              Monday—Saturday $35.00/hr  $35.00/hr
              Sunday $40.00/hr  $40.00/hr

Sec. 21-92. Other charges.

The other charges for library services are as follows:

(1) Lost and/or damaged materials charges:

  1. Protective holders that are damaged beyond normal wear and tear –
    $4.00 replacement and processing per item.
     
  2. Lost items: Cost of the item per the library database plus an $8.00 processing fee
     
  3. 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.

(2) Failure to pay assessed fines and fees may result in suspension of library privileges or further legal action.

 

Section 2. This Ordinance shall take effect on February 4, 2008.

 


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