Past Due Charges

Overview
Materials must be returned to either the Brookfield Public Library or to a CAFE member library by the date due in order to avoid past due charges.

MATERIAL

PER DAY

Books, magazines, Cliffs Notes, audiobooks, compact discs, CD-ROMs, and Playaways
$0.15
Book Club Kits $1.00
DVDs
$1.00
Interlibrary Loan
$1.00

  • No overdue fines are charged to children 13 years and younger, checking out materials from the Children's Department on their own library card. When materials go to final overdue (42 days/6 weeks) a flat rate, non-refundable fee of $5.00 per item will be applied. This policy is intended to encourage young readers to use the library without fear of accumulating fines they may be unable to pay. However, please continue to return materials in a timely fashion so others may also use and enjoy them.
  • Overdue fines are charged to children 13 years and younger, checking out materials from the Adult and Young Adult Departments on their own library card.
  • Overdue fines are charged on materials from the Adult, Young Adult and Children's Departments checked out by patrons 14 years and older on their own library card.
  • If you do not find materials, pay for them promptly to avoid fines. If an item that has been "lost and paid" is returned to the library in good condition with the original lost and paid receipt, the material cost will be refunded.
  • Patrons retaining overdue materials are notified by the Library's automated voice notification system, text or email (21 days/3 weeks) after an item is due.
  • A patron's library card is blocked when fines or charges on returned materials surpass $10.00. A block is placed on a patron card when materials go to final overdue (42 days/6 weeks).
  • Drive-up book and A-V returns are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.