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Fee Schedule

There shall be a fine each time library material becomes overdue; however, the maximum fine per transaction shall not exceed 70% of the replacement cost of the material. Accumulated charges totaling $2 or more will result in suspension of checkout privileges until the account is resolved. A handling fee of $35 per check shall be added to the account balance for each check returned by the bank. Accounts 90 days old will be assessed an additional $20 collection fee and referred to a collection agency. The agency may charge interest on accounts from the date of referral.

All materials EXCEPT Videocassettes, DVD and Reference $0.50 ea/day
Videocassettes and DVD's $1.00 ea/day
Reference $5.00 ea/day
Expired Hold (Hold not picked up within 10 days) $1.00 per item
Microform Photocopies $.50 per page
Color Photocopies and Color Laser Computer Printouts $1.00 per page
FAX (International) Sent/Received: $5.00 first page and $2.00 each additional page
FAX (Domestic) Sent/Received: $1.00 per page
Meeting Rooms
Research Fee (out of the SJVLS service area) $30.00 per hour with one-half ( ½) hour $15.00 minimum plus copy/fax charges
Rental Books $.25 per day
Videocassettes and DVD's (7 day checkout) $2.00 / each week per item
Black and White Photocopies and Black and White Computer Printouts and Paper for Printers $.15 per page
Audio-Visual Listening / Viewing Equipment $1.00 per hour
Out of State Library Card $25.00 annually
Interlibrary Loans (ILL) (Outside SJVLS Service Area) $5.00 per item (Plus any Other Charges by Lending Library)
Materials Not Returned *

The cost for materials not returned will be the retail cost, if available in the library database. When the retail price is not available, the following replacement costs will be applied:

Non-Fiction Book, Adult $41.00 / each
Fiction Book, Adult $25.00 / each
Juvenile (Fiction Book and Book / Cassette or CD Kit) $16.00 / each
Young Adult Fiction $19.00 / each
Juvenile Non-Fiction Book $24.00 / each
Reference Materials replacement cost
Interlibrary Loan Materials charge set by lending library
Magazine $5.00 / each
Trade Paperback - Non-Fiction $21.00 / each
Trade Paperback - Fiction $15.00 / each
Mass-market Paperbacks $8.00 / each
Board Books $7.00 / each
Pamphlets / Vertical File Material $4.00 / each
Cassette Tape $11.00 / each
Books-on-Tape and Books-on-CD $15.00 / each disc/tape
Compact Disc $18.00 / each
Videocassette $25.00 / each
Audio-Visual cases $2.00 each
Uncatalogued abridged audio books $8.00 each
DVD's $25.00 / each set
Phonograph Record $10.00 / each
Library Card $2.00

* Refunds for materials not returned are issued only within one year of the due date.

Damaged Materials
Bindery Charge
Books up to 8" $8.00
Books 8 - 9" $10.00
Books 9 - 10" $11.00
Books 10 - 12" $13.00
Books 12 - 14" $17.00
Text Books, all sizes $9.00
Periodicals up to 10" in height $14.00
Periodicals over 10" and including 12" in height $18.00
Periodicals over 12" and including 14" in height $23.00
Damaged Pages $1.00 per page up to replacement cost of material

For materials damaged beyond repair, see Materials Not Returned

Approved by the Kern County Board of Supervisors. Resolution No. 2011-157, June 21, 2011
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