Check-Out, Renewal, Fines, and Fees

In order to borrow materials, a patron must be in good standing with the library. No services may be obtained if the patron has 10 or more overdue items and/or owes $5.00. Materials circulate for varying periods of time. Generally, books and audio materials circulate for 14 days; video cassettes circulate overnight. Reference materials cannot be checked-out.

A schedule of fines and fees has been established as a penalty for late returns. Generally, fines are $.20/day. As a courtesy, overdue notices are sent via email, phone or text message. The final notice, sent via US Mail at 30 days past the due date, assess the replacement cost of the materials.

Renewals may be made in person, by telephone or by access your Georgia PINES account.

Item TypeCirculation PeriodRenewal LimitFine (per day)




Audiobook14 days2.20
Audio Visual Materials7 days2.50
Book14 days2.20
Compact Disc14 days2.20
Computer Use1 hour2N/A
DVD7 days0.50
DVD with long loan period14 days2.20
Non-PINES GA loan (NILS-item)28 days0.50
ILL Item142.20
PINES ILL Loan (ILS-Item)142.20
Internet1 hour1N/A
Magazine - Circulating14 daysN/AN/A
Magazine - Non-CirculatingNon-circulatingN/AN/A
MicroformNon-circulatingN/AN/A
Paperback14 daysN/AN/A
ReferenceNon-circulatingN/AN/A
State Passvaries03.00
Video7 days0.50

* Source: Georgia Public Library Service, Georgia Library PINES Project, PINES Project Documentation, Appendix 2: Circulation Periods and Renewals, http://help.georgialibraries.org/cgi/pineshelp/WebManual/SectionVIIAppendices.pdf, revised October 8, 2001.

Returns

Materials may be returned either in the library building or in the bookdrop. Video cassettes should be returned inside. They may not be returned in the bookdrop.

Holds/Reserves

A patron may place a hold on an item held by the library, but presently checked-out. Not all items are eligible for holds, including newspapers and magazines.

Lost or Damaged Materials

Cost of lost or damaged library materials will be billed to patron card and includes the cost of the material plus a $10.00 processing fee.

If a lost item is found and returned to the library within six (6) months, a refund of the paid replacement value, minus the overdue fines which have accrued, will be given. The processing fee will not be refunded. "Found" materials belonging to Peach Public Libraries may be returned to any Georgia PINES member library, with the understanding that Peach Public Libraries is the final authority on whether the material is in acceptable condition for return.

* Georgia Public Library Service, Georgia Library PINES Project, PINES Circulation Policies and Procedures, revised May 2011.