The charge to replace a lost library card is $1.00. All library materials borrowed are the responsibility of the library patron. The purchase price showing in the circulation program will be charged to any patron who borrows and loses or damages beyond repair any library item. If the item is found by the patron after payment, the Library will refund the price that was charged for the item, but only with presentation of the receipt received at time of payment. In the case of children under the age of 18, it is the parent’s responsibility to pay for lost or damaged items. Materials borrowed through inter-library loan which are lost or damaged are charged to the patron according to the bill provided by the lending agency.
In the event that any person’s failure to return any book or library item in an undamaged condition is determined to be willful, the Director shall report such violation to the State’s Attorney for prosecution pursuant to the applicable terms of the Illinois Criminal Code and shall exclude such person from further use of the Library or any privileges attendant thereto until full restitution to the Library has been made.
Damaged material will be repaired, if possible. Otherwise, the patron responsible for the damage will be charged the replacement cost shown in the Cataloging Program. All fines and penalties for the commission of injury upon the Library, its grounds, or the property thereof, shall be paid into the general fund of the Library or the body enforcing this ordinance.