Borrowing Policies

How Many Can I Borrow and for How Long?

Print Materials

New Fiction: 14 Days
New Non-Fiction: 28 Days

Non-new Fiction & Non-Fiction : 28 Days

New is defined as being in the library collection for 6 months or less.

All Juvenile & Young Adult Books: 28 Days

The maximum number of print materials that can be checked out is 50 per card.

AV Materials:

DVDs: 2 Days (“New”), 7 Days (after 1 month)

Audiobooks: 14 Days (“New”), 28 Days (after 6 months)

Music CDs : 14 Days

Downloadable E-Books and Audiobooks via Overdrive, 7 or 14 days as chosen by patron. After expiration date, material will be “returned” automatically. For additional information, please go here.

No more than 2 “New” DVDs and/or 2 DVD Box Set can be checked per card.

Maximum number of AV materials that can be checked out is 25 per card.

WiFi Hotspots

Hotspot Internet Service provided by T-Mobile.

Persons reserving a Hotspot must be at least 13 years of age and hold a valid Waterford library card with no outstanding fees. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis. Only 1 hotspot reservation per household at a time.

Loan Period is for 14 days (renewable if no one is waiting). Hotspots must be returned to the circulation desk at the Waterford Library and CANNOT be returned through the book drop.

Late Fines: There is a $5.00 per day overdue fine, with a maximum fine of $50.00, and a $50.00 replacement fee for lost hotspots, and a $10.00 fee for lost power cords. Fees for damaged hotspots will be determined by the Library Director.

Fines for Overdue Materials:

$.50 per day for Music CDs up to a maximum of $10.00, per item
$1.00 per day for DVDs up to a maximum of $10.00, per item

As of January 1, 2019 we no longer charge overdue fines on children’s materials belonging to our library.  As of January 2, 2020 we will no longer charge overdue fines on any adult print materials.  Materials that are damaged or lost will still be subject to damage or replacement fees as appropriate.

Library Fines may be paid by cash/check at the circulation desk. Due to increased fees and infrequent use, we no longer accept credit/debit cards through our OPAC, or at the circulation desk. We will make every reasonable accommodation to enable patrons to borrow materials, despite existing fines.
For additional information or questions, please visit the library.