Fines & Fees Policy

Revenue collected from fines and fees is used to support library programming and services.

Overdue Fines
The Verona Public Library waives fines for overdue materials owned by the Verona Public Library for members in good standing. However, there will be a $5.00 processing fee for an item that is more than 60 days overdue. These items are automatically marked “Lost” in the library’s ILS. If the item is returned after it has been marked “Lost” the borrower will be charged a $5.00 processing fee for the item.

In addition, overdue fines will accumulate on a cardholder’s account until the overdue item is returned to the library. The maximum amount of overdue fines that can accumulate per item is $5.00. A borrower will be blocked if they have 5 items overdue or owe $5.00.

Verona Public Library borrowers are subject to the fine schedule for overdue materials of the other lending libraries in PALS Plus. Verona Public Library borrowers will pay the lending library for lost or unreturned materials and for applicable fines and fees.

A self-service photocopy machine is available to patrons who wish to copy and/or scan materials.

Black & White copies can be made for .20 per page; Color copies can be made for .75 per page.

The photocopy machine is equipped with scan-to-email and scan-to-USB functions. There is no charge to scan a document using the photocopy machine.

Copy machine users are advised that federal laws impose restrictions on duplication of copyrighted materials. U.S. copyright law (title 17, U.S. code) prohibits the unauthorized reproduction or distribution of copyrighted materials, except as permitted by the principles of “fair use.” Users may not copy of distribute electronic materials (including electronic mail, text, images, programs or data) without the explicit permission of the copyright holder. Any responsibility for any consequences of copyright infringement lies with the user. The Verona Public Library expressly disclaims any liability or responsibility resulting from such use.

Printing from public computers is available to patrons with or without a library card.

Black & White printouts can be made for .20 per page; Color printouts can be made for .75 per page.

Non-resident Fee
The annual cost for a non-resident Verona Public Library card is $150. This allows the user to borrow Verona Library items only and does not allow access to other PALS Plus library materials, including the digital Hoopla and OverDrive collections.

Lost Items
Bills for lost items can be cleared by paying the replacement charge for an item or purchasing an exact, new replacement of the lost item. The processing fee will be waived.

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