Loans and Fines

As of January 1, 2022, we will no longer charge overdue fines for traditional library materials. Fees for lost and damaged materials will continue to apply. Loan periods are listed below.

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

Sign in to your account to see what you have checked out and when it is due. Here you can also renew anything that is not overdue or requested by another user.

ITEM TYPE
BORROWING
PERIOD
  RENEWALS  
HOLDS
FINE RATE
PER DAY
MAXIMUM FINE
PER ITEM
BOOKS,
AUDIOBOOKS
21 DAYS
2
YES
No overdue fines
EXPRESS BOOKS
14 DAYS
NO
No overdue fines
DVDS
CD-ROMS
7 DAYS
2
YES
No overdue fines
EXPRESS DVDS
7 DAYS
0
NO
No overdue fines
MAGAZINES
7 DAYS
2
YES
No overdue fines
BOOK CLUB SETS
60 DAYS
0
YES
No overdue fines
LAUNCHPADS
DAYS
0
YES
$2.00
$20.00
CHROMEBOOKS
14 DAYS
0
YES
$2.00
$20.00
INTERLIBRARY
LOANS
21 DAYS
0
NO
 No overdue fines

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

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. Items overdue for more than 60 days are considered lost.

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.