An item is considered Overdue for the first 29 days after the due date. On day 30 the item becomes “Lost” and the system automatically charges the patron the cost of replacing the item. Usually even one “Lost” charge is enough to block a patron from checking out more materials until the issue is resolved.
Overdue fines accounted for less than 1% of library revenues. In putting together the budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year, we were able to put together a balanced budget without the revenues from overdue fines. This budget was adopted by Corvallis City Council.
If you are interested in supporting the library financially, a donation to the Friends of the Library or Library Foundation is always appreciated.