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Loan Periods, Holds, & Overdue/Lost/Damaged

Loan Periods

Most materials may be checked out for a period of three weeks. A book is renewable, unless on hold for another patron. Videos may be checked out for one week and renewed for one day, unless on hold for another patron.

Please renew your items before they become overdue to prevent charges to your account.  Items may be renewed online, by telephone, or in person at any Lapeer District Library location.

There is a limit of 5 DVDs/videos per library card for all patrons.



Holds may be placed on any items that are currently checked out.

Lapeer District Library materials will be held for 7 days for patrons. The length of time we hold items from other libraries varies based on the other libraries' circulation parameters.

Patrons picking up items on hold must use the library card that the items are reserved under.

Holds notices can be sent to your e-mail address upon your request.

Items not available through our consortium (Valley Library Consortium), may be reserved through MelCat, the statewide catalog system.


Overdue, Lost, or Damaged Materials

Lapeer District Library has a daily charge of .10 per item, per day, for overdue Lapeer District Library materials.  There is a one day grace period for overdue Lapeer District Library items.  There is a charge for lost and damaged materials.

Overdue notices can be sent to your e-mail address upon your request.

FIRST NOTICE of most materials is sent after the item is two weeks overdue; notices on videos are sent after three days overdue.

FINAL NOTICE is sent on most materials after four weeks overdue; notices on videos are sent after one week overdue.

Items approximately six weeks overdue will be given status of LOST.  At this time a $2.00 processing fee per item will be charged.  When an item goes to the status of LOST, it may be referred to a COLLECTION AGENCY and an additional $10.00 plus the replacement cost of each book is added to the borrower's account.

If the library has not purchased a replacement for the lost item, and the item has been returned within six months of the lost status, the replacement cost of the item will be removed from the borrower's account.  However, the $2.00 processing fee per item, any fines, and the $10.00 collection agency fee will still be due.  If you have paid for lost items, and they are found, they are your property, refunds will not occur.

Lost items borrowed from non LDL libraries are subject to the owning library's billing policies.

The library is not responsible for any equipment damage that may be caused by the use of library videos, audios, CDs, or DVDs.


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