Fine Free

The Clark Public Library is pleased to announce that 28 Day Books & Audiobooks are now Fine Free!

  • 28 day books & audiobooks will still have due dates.
  • All items can be renewed one time unless someone places a reserve.
  • Previous late fines will not be waived at this time.
  • If an item is not returned, a patron will receive a 45-day overdue notice fee of $5.
  • After 60 days, the cost of the book plus a $5 service charge to replace the item will be added.
  • For any questions please email reference@clarklibrary.org or call 732-388-5999.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will there still be due dates?
    • Yes, the books will still be due in 28 days. If a renewal is placed on the item then the due date will be 28 days from the renewal date.
  • Will the library waive my outstanding fines from previous late items?
    • We are not waiving any previous fines at this time.
  • What happens when an item isn’t returned?
    • All 28 day loan period books are currently fine free at this time. If any item becomes overdue after 45 days, the patron will be charged a $5 overdue fee per item that will not be waived. After 60 days the cost of the book plus a $5 service charge to replace the item will be added. Fine-free books do not include overdue fines on materials owned by other libraries, nor does it include replacement fees for any lost or damaged items.
  • Which items will still have late fees?
    • See chart below:

Item

Loan Length

Number of Renewals

Daily Overdue Fee

Maximum Overdue Fee Per Item

Books

28

1

0

$5.00

New Books

14

1

$0.25

$12.00

New DVDs

3

0

$1.00

$12.00

New DVD Sets

7

1

$1.00

$12.00

Audio Books

28

1

0

$5.00

Music CDs

14

1

$0.25

$12.00

Magazine

14

1

$0.10

$12.00

DVD

7

1

$1.00

$12.00

Museum Pass

2

0

$15.00

Cost of Pass

Telescope

7

0

$10.00

Cost of Telescope

ChromeBook

14

1

$10.00

$350.00

iPad

14

1

$10.00

$400.00

WiFi Hotspots*

14

1*

$10.00

Cost of Hotspot

Vox Books

14

1

$0.10

$12.00

High Demand/

Summer Reading*

14

1

$0.10

$12.00

ILL

14

1 (7 days)

$0.25

$12.00

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