Fines and Recovery

FINES AND RECOVERY OF OVERDUE MATERIALS



1. Library materials are purchased for use by all the citizens of Cold Lake. The Cold Lake Public Library establishes regulations for the loan of materials, including circulation periods, renewal processes, and fines for late return. The Library Board believes that the individual who chooses to keep materials past the due date, or who refuses to settle unpaid fines or fees, compromises his or her right to privacy. Information about outstanding fees and / or fines may be passed on to other libraries within the Northern Lights, Yellowhead and Marigold Library systems as per the FOIP Act 38(1) (c), (i), (j) and / or (2), and 39.


2. The Library will attempt to recover overdue materials and will notify patrons of unpaid fines and fees according to established procedures.


3. The library will also provide sufficient information to allow any individual other than the holder of the library card to settle unpaid fines or fees on that card. However, information about authors, titles, or subjects of the lost or overdue materials will not be discussed without presentation of the library card.