Fine Policy

 Overdue Fine and Replacement Charge

  • When an item is not returned on time, the borrower is charged an overdue fine.
  • When the item reaches the maximum fine, the borrower is charged a:
    • $5 processing fee
    • The maximum overdue fine (See chart below)
    • The item replacement cost using current market value

Overdue Fine Charges

Material Type Fine Rate Business Days Before
Replacement Cost Charged
Maximum Overdue Fine
Books, CDs, or DVDs $0.25/day 28 days $14
Equipment and Athletic Laptops $2.50/day 10 days $25
Student Laptops $1.00/hour 1 day (24 hrs) $24
Recalled Items $3.00/day 3 days after recall $9
Reserve/Reference/Journals $1.00/hour 1 day $24
InterLibrary Loan $3.00/day 5 days $15
Yavapai Library Network Varies Determined by the participating library.


Payments and Credits

  • Fines are due and payable in cash at the Check-out Desk.
  • Overdue fines cannot be credited. Replacement charges may be credited when items are returned in acceptable condition as determined by the Access Services Supervisor or Librarian.