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Fines and fees

Fine and Fee Regulations

The Dolton Public Library District will NOT loan materials to patrons who are known to have overdue obligations (unpaid fines or overdue, lost, or damaged materials) at any library in Illinois.

Dolton patrons whose fines have accumulated to $1.00 or more will be denied borrowing privileges until all fines are cleared.  Prior to the renewal of patron’s library card, all financial obligations must be paid.

Charges for lost materials will be the cost of the material and a non-refundable processing fee of $5.00 on all items.  Once materials have been designated as LOST, no later changes will be made to this status.  Charges for material overdue more than 6 months will be accumulated fines — not to exceed cost of material — and a non-refundable processing fee of $5.00 will be assessed.

Category of Material Length of Loan
Renewal Fine
Grace Period Maximum Fine Restrictions
Adult book, Audio book, Audio cassette, Compact disc, Juvenile book, Kit, and Vinyl Record 2 weeks Twice (2) $.10 per day 3 days Price of item 4 books per subject
DVD or VHS cassette 1 week Once (1) $1.00 per day per item None Price of item LIMIT 4
Journal or Magazine 1 week Twice (2) $.10 per day 3 days Current price of item
Cliff/Monarch Notes 1 week Twice (2) $.10 per day 3 days Price of item
Record player 2 weeks Twice (2) $1.00 per day None Price of item Patron must be an adult (18 years or older) and must be a Dolton resident or represent a local business or community organization.
8mm film projector 1 week None (0) $1.00 per day None Price of item Patron must be an adult (18 years or older) and must be a Dolton resident or represent a local business or community organization.
16mm film projector or Slide projector 1 day None (0) $1.00 per day None Price of item Patron must be an adult (18 years or older) and must be a Dolton resident or represent a local business or community organization.

The Dolton Public Library District recognizes the fines and regulations set by the RAILS  Library System  (*) for items loaned to our patrons that are owned by other libraries or the system.  These apply to inter-library loan materials and SAVS materials.

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