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Loan periods

• Most books may be checked out for 21 days and be renewed twice if no one else has requested them. Most movies and games loan for 7 days with 2 renewals. Overdue fees are ten cents per day.

• New movies have free 1-day loan periods with overdue fees of one dollar per day.

• Patrons may check out up to 75 items on a card. Patrons with cards in excess of $25 in fines and fees may not check out items until the balance has been brought below the $25 threshold.

• Maximum overdue fee is $5 on any one item, except games which can accrue up to $25 in overdue fees. No additional materials may be borrowed on cards with fees in excess of $25. Fees and fines in excess of $25 are forwarded to a collection agency. SearchOhio and OhioLINK items have different check-out periods and overdue fee accruals.

• See GeaugaLibrary.net for additional information on hold periods, fines and fees.

Item

Loan period

Renewal*

Overdue fees

Books, box TV series, magazines, audiobooks, CD

21 days

Two times

Ten cents / day

Movies

7 days

Two times

Ten cents / day

Games

7 days

Two times

$1 / day

Games may accrue up to $25 in late fees.

New movies

1 day

No renewals

$1 / day

SearchOhio books

21 days

Three times

Fifty cents / day with a $25 maximum.

Lost or damaged item fee $25.

SearchOhio DVDs and BluRays

7 days

Three times

Fifty cents / day with a $25 maximum.

Lost or damaged item fee $25.

OhioLINK books

21 days

Four times

Fifty cents / day. Lost or damaged item fee $125. Returning an item that has been billed or is more than 30 days overdue will incur a $50 fine.

OhioLINK audiobooks, DVDs, VHS tapes and Playaways

7 - 21 days

Loan rules vary by lending library and may not be renewable.

Same as OhioLINK books.

• *If another patron has placed a hold on an item, it will not be renewable.

• Unless noted, maximum overdue fee is $5 on any one item. No additional materials may be borrowed on cards with fees in excess of $25. Fees and fines in excess of $25 are forwarded to a collection agency.

• Games can accrue up to $25 in overdue fees.

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