Fines & Fees

Effective February 20, 2017.
Overdue fines are charged for items returned after the due date, based on format and user.


Non-resident fees
(for customers living outside Essex County)
Photocopy/printing fee $0.25/copy(b/w)
$0.75/copy (colour)
Librarian Research fee
(half hour minimum)
$40/half hour
charged in 15-minute increments.
Copying done by Librarian   
Copying can be mailed or faxed and digital scans of microfilm can be emailed.
$1/page ($5 minimum)
Lost Fees are charged for items which are not returned within 30 days of the due date. However, if items are found and returned within a year of the due date, fees will be reversed with the exception of the collection referral fee.*

Replacement copies are NOT accepted in lieu of lost item fees.


Material Lost Fee
Hardcover book $20
Mass market paperback $5
Trade paperback $15
Book on CD $40
CD – music $20
CDrom $45
DVD $25
DVD Series $40
Large print $30
Launchpad $150
Magazine $5
Magazine-overseas $10
Quick Read $20
Playaway $70
Graphic Novel $15
Videogames $40


*Any account with total accumulated fines of $50 or more which is not paid for 6 months will be referred to the collection agency, Unique Management Services. A $15 collection referral fees is added to an unpaid account sent to the collection agency.