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Fines and Fees Schedule
 

Overdue Fines

Books 20¢ per day $20.00 maximum per item
Audios 20¢ per day $20.00 maximum per item
Kits 20¢ per day $20.00 maximum per item
Magazines 20¢ per day $5.00 maximum per item
Videos 50¢ per day $20.00 maximum per item
Interlibrary Loans $1 per day $20.00 maximum per item

Lost or Damaged Materials
Charges for lost ABBE materials will be the replacement cost of the item plus a processing fee of $5.00 per item. Replacement costs vary according to the material type. Overdue fines will not be charged for lost materials. Damaged materials will be assessed a fee based on the extent of the damage.

Library Cards
A resident is anyone who lives, works, attends school or pays property taxes in Aiken, Bamberg, Barnwell, or Edgefield County. Non-resident library cards are $20.00 per year.

Lost or Damaged Library Cards
If your library card is lost or stolen notify the library immediately to prevent its unauthorized use. There is a $2.00 charge to replace a library card.(Valid ID required.) There is no charge to replace the barcode on your library card.

Bad Checks
A charge of $25.00 will be assessed for each bad check.

Bookdrop Fee
Any audio or video item returned to a bookdrop will result in a $1.00 charge.

Copying Charges

Copies:
    Black and white (letter or legal size)
    Color (letter or legal size)


20¢ per page
50¢ per page
Computer printouts:
    Black and white (letter or legal size)
    Color (letter or legal size)
20¢ per page
50 ¢ per page
Microfilm printouts (letter/legal size) 20¢ per page
Microfilm printouts (11" x 17") 40¢ per page
Microfilm printouts (reverse print) 80¢ per page


Miscellaneous Fees

Earbuds $1.00
Book Bags $1.50
USB Drives $10.00

Materials Recovery Program
The ABBE Regional Library System encourages library users to return materials and to pay fines on time.

What happens when your items are....

7 days past due:
A computer-activated courtesy telephone call or e-mail is attempted.

14 days past due:
A second computer-activated courtesy telephone call or
e-mail is attempted.

28 days past due:
The library mails a printed notice listing overdue items and related expenses to you.

42 days past due:
Overdue items are converted to "lost" status and replacement costs and processing fees are added to your account.

43 days past due:
ABBE forwards your account to a collection agency. A $10 service fee is added to your account.

44 days past due:
The collection agency begins a series of phone calls and letters to you.

120 days past due:
The collection agency reports your overdue account to a national credit bureau which may affect your credit rating.

 


 
 


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