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3•2•1 Checkout321 checkout

We want to make your time visiting libraries as simple as possible. We know you like to visit different libraries and it can get confusing with all the different check out rules. That’s why some of your local libraries are trying something new.

Checkout will be as easy as 3•2•1

3 weeks - Books, Audio Books, and Magazines

2 weeks - Music, Movies, and Games

1 week -  Hot Copies and Select Movies

We want to make your time visiting libraries as simple as possible. We know you like to visit different libraries and it can get confusing with all the different check out rules. That’s why some of your local libraries are trying something new.

 

Participating libraries:

Alsip-Merrionette Park • Chicago Ridge • Crete • Flossmoor • Glenwood-Lynwood • Green Hills • Homewood • Lansing • Midlothian • Oak Lawn • Palos Heights

 

FEES

Library cards must be free of all fines and fees to be considered "in good standing."

FINES

  • All overdue New DVDs are $2.00 per day each.
  • Overdue older DVD’s (6 months or older) are 50¢ per day each.
  • Overdue universal charging kits are $2.00 per hour each.
  • Fines for all other Midlothian Library materials are 10¢ per day for each item.

REPLACEMENT AND PROCESSING FEES

In all the following cases the MAXIMUM FINE is the replacement cost of the item.  The cost is determined by the amount shown on the SWAN record.

  • Replacement Library Card - $1.00
  • Missing CD case - $2.00
  • Damaged audiobook case - $10.00
  • Missing  DVD case - $2.00
  • Missing/Damaged audiobook CD - $10.00
  • Missing/Damaged universal charging kit - $15.00

LOST/DAMAGED ITEMS- If the item is lost or damaged beyond repair, the patron will be charged the price of the item plus a processing fee of $5.00 per item. 

DELETED ITEMS - If an overdue item is being returned, and is no longer on file, the patron will be charged as if the item were lost.  If the Library Director decides to return the item to the collection, the patron will only be charged for the fines. 

COLLECTION FEES - All items overdue 60 days or more will have a $10.00 collection bureau  fee added to their account by SWAN.  
                         

SERVICE FEES

  • $1.00 per new DVD at time of checkout.
  • $3.00 Inter-library loan requests from out of state. The library will charge the  requesting patron any additional fee incurred over $10.00 for obtaining special materials.
  • Public computer/internet: There will be no charge to Midlothian Public Library cardholders. Non-residents will pay $2.00 per hour, or any portion thereof. 
  • Public copy machines: a color copy machine is available for public use at 10 cents per page for black and white and 25 cents per page for color. Users may not insert their own paper in the copier.
  • Fax charges : $1.00 per page with the self-service public copy machine. Only out-going faxes are accepted. The library cannot accept incoming faxes, or international faxes of any kind.  
  • Scanning charges: $.25 cents per page with the self-service public copy machine.      
  • Patrons may choose to pay fines and other fees assessed to their account online with a credit or debit card. There will be a 50 cent convenience fee charged for each transaction.

ACCOUNTS 

Payment options for special situations may be arranged with the Library Director.