Late Fees & Loan Periods

Loan Periods:

  • Books/Audio Books may be checked out for 3 weeks.
  • Magazines, DVDs/VHS, and Story Stows may be checked out for 1 week.
  • Certain reference materials may not be removed from the library. These items will have stickers on their covers indicating their ineligibility for circulation.

Fines:

  • 5 cents per day per book, video, or magazine.
  • 20 cents per day per Interlibrary Loan.
  • $1 per day per Story Stow.
  • Fines are not charged for days the library is closed.

How can I avoid paying late fees?

  • Keep your receipt when you check out your books and other items.
  • Sign up for email notification at the circulation desk.
  • Renew online or by phone.
  • Schedule regular visits to the library.
  • Use the library book drop in front of the library when it is convenient.
  • Regularly visit www.gretnapubliclibrary.org and log onto your account in order to view the material checked out on your card and review the due dates and late fees.

Note:

You may have a maximum of 35 items on your account at any one time. 
Only 3 DVDs may be checked out per valid library card. 
Only 10 magazines may be checked out per valid library card. 
Only 1 Story Stow per valid library card.