- Any fine collection by reciprocal lending libraries may be kept by the Transacting Library. Libraries may choose to set a specific threshold and return fines above the limit to the loaning library. They may deduct postage and handling fees.
For Lost Items:
Any amount collected for lost items, including fines (directly related to the lost item being paid for) and processing fees should be collected and sent to the lending library.
The patron will be charged the amount identified in the patron's record for lost items.
The decision to charge or waive a processing fee belongs to the lending library.
Bills may be sent for items lost in transit.
Bills may be sent to the patron’s library for lost items.
The time frame for billing the patron’s home library is no later than 18 months from the item’s due date or last in-transit date (revised 08/12/2021).
Reimbursement will be made within eight weeks of receipt of the bill.