Loans and Fines

Loan periods, overdue fines and borrowing limits are listed below.

You may not use your library card if you have overdue charges of $10 or more.

Sign in to your account to view your items checked out, due dates and overdue charges.

ITEM TYPE
BORROWING
PERIOD
  RENEWALS  
HOLDS
FINE RATE
PER DAY
MAXIMUM FINE
PER ITEM
BOOKS,
AUDIOBOOKS
21 DAYS
1 RENEWAL
YES
$0.25
$5.00
EXPRESS BOOKS*
14 DAYS
 NO RENEWALS 
NO
$0.75
$5.00
DVDS,
CD-ROMS
7 DAYS
1 RENEWAL
YES
$1.00
$5.00
EXPRESS DVDS*
7 DAYS
NO RENEWALS
NO
$1.00
$5.00
MAGAZINES
7 DAYS
1 RENEWAL
YES
$0.25
$5.00
BOOK CLUB SETS
60 DAYS
NO RENEWALS
YES
$0.25 PER BOOK
$5.00 PER BOOK
EREADER
21 DAYS
1 RENEWAL
YES
$1.00
$20.00
INTERLIBRARY
LOANS
21 DAYS
NO RENEWALS
NO
$1.00
$20.00

Material rated R or 18A may only be borrowed by library cardholders over the age of 18.

*Express Books and DVDs are only available at the Maple Acre Branch.

Damaged or Lost Items

If an item is lost or returned in damaged condition, you will be responsible for the replacement cost of the item as well as a $5 processing fee.

Overdue Notifications

  1. The Pelham Public Library currently emails a reminder to patrons before their materials are due to users who have opted to receive email notification. In the event a patron does not receive this email, whether our or their responsibility, they are fully responsible for the due dates on the material and no grace period or fine reduction will be given.
  2. Patrons are notified when their material is overdue. For those patrons not using email notification, a written notice is mailed after 7 days and a final notice after 21 days.

For more detailed information refer to the Circulation of Materials Policy on our Library Policies page.