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LOAN PERIODS AND RENEWALS

Regular Books/Audiobooks/CDs: 3 week checkout - 2 renewals if the item has no holds
New Books/   New Audiobooks: 3 week checkout - No renewals - Holdable to Midlothian cardholders only
Magazines:     3 week checkout - No renewals - Holdable to Midlothian cardholders only
DVDs/TV Shows: 2 week checkout - No renewals
New DVDs: 1 week checkout - No renewals - Holdable to Midlothian cardholders only
Video Games & Controllers: 2 week checkout - No renewals - Holdable to Midlothian cardholders only - Max of 2 checkouts
Dolls/Kits:  3 week checkout - No renewals - No holds allowed
Launchpads: 2 week checkout - No renewals
Playaway view: 3 week checkout - No renewals
Charging Kits: 4 hour checkout - IN-HOUSE USE ONLY - No renewals
Bike Locks: 7 hour checkout - IN-HOUSE USE ONLY - No renewals
Chromebooks: Coming Soon!
Mobile Hot Spots: Coming Soon!

CHARGES & FEES

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

FINE-FREE

Midlothian Public Library no longer charges overdue fines for materials checked out at our library. Nevertheless, we still ask that you return your items in a timely manner so that others may use them, and we have certain safeguards in place to remind you to do that:

  • When an item becomes 14 days overdue, your account will be blocked until the late item is returned.
  • If an item is 42 days overdue, the item will be counted as "lost," and you will be billed for the cost of the item plus a processing fee until you return it.
  • If you damage or lose a book, you will still be responsible for paying the replacement cost of the book.
  • If you have $10 or more of unpaid lost or damaged charges, processing fees, your card will be blocked, and you will have to pay down your balance to under $10 to use your card again.
  • If you check out materials at another library that does charge fines, you can still accrue overdue fines at that library.
  • For complete details, please see our Circulation Policy.

REPLACEMENT FEES

  • The replacement fee for a lost or damaged library card is $1.00.
  • If an item is lost or damaged beyond repair, the patron will be charged the price of the item as determined by the amount shown on the SWAN catalog record, with the following exceptions:
Item Replacement Cost
 Music CD case  $2.00
 DVD case   $3.00
 Audiobook case  $15.00
 Single Audiobook CD   $10.00 
 Universal charging kit   $15.00
 Plug Only $5.00
  • If an overdue item is 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 replacement cost will be waived..

SERVICE FEES

  • $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.
  • Photocopying/Printing: A photocopier and printer are available for public use at 10¢ per page for black and white and 25¢ per page for color. Users insert their own paper in the copier at their own risk. The Library will not reimburse patrons for errors in copies or prints made on paper inserted by patrons.
  • Fax: $1.00 per page with the self-service public machine. International faxes: $2.00 per page. Only outgoing faxes are allowed; the library cannot accept incoming faxes.
  • Patrons may choose to pay charges to their account online with a credit or debit card. There will be a 50¢ convenience fee charged for each transaction.
  • Exam proctoring: Free for Midlothian card holders. For patrons who do not hold a Midlothian Public Library card: $25.00 per exam.

 

ACCOUNTS

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

 

MEETING ROOM & ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT FEE

  • Use of the Library study room and meeting room are free.
  • Use of the Library’s electronic equipment during meeting room use: $25

 

ITEMS FOR SALE

  • Earbuds $1.25
  • USB flash drive $7.00

The Library also will collect money on behalf of the Friends of the Library for used books, craft bazaar items, and other miscellaneous fundraising items sold, at prices set by the Friends of the Library.