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Fees and Fines

The Free Public Library of Audubon believes that financial restrictions to the access of Library resources should be minimized as much as possible. However, this principle is balanced by the need to ensure that library materials remain available and in the best possible condition for all its patrons. Therefore, the Free Public Library has attempted to set its fines at reasonable and affordable levels in an effort to meet both of the above goals.

Further, charging nominal fees allows the library to offer a number of services to the public, including copying, printing, scanning, and faxing. Please see the Fees & Fines chart below for details on the costs of these services.

Fees & Fines Schedule

Fee or Fine Category Daily Fine Maximum Fine
Most books, compact discs, audiobooks, periodicals and interlibrary loan materials $0.10 per day per item a) $10.00 per item for adults

b) $5.00 per item for juveniles

DVDs and interlibrary loan DVDs $1.00 per day per item $10.00
Museum Passes $5.00 per day $150.00
Nooks $5.00 per day $100.00
Grab and Go Book Club Bags $1.00 per day $15.00
Playaway Views $5.00 per day $60.00
Other Fees:
Non-resident cards $72 per year or $6.00 per month with a minimum of 6 months
Replacement cards for lost or stolen cards a) $1.00 for the first replacement card

b) $5.00 for each additional replacement card

Copies a) $0.15 per page

b) $0.30 per page double-sided

Computer printing $0.15 per page
Sale cart books $0.50 per paperback book

$1.00 per hardcover book/DVD

$0.25 per clearance item

Earbuds $1.00 per pair
Faxing a) $1.00 for first page (excluding cover sheet)

b) $0.50 each additional page

Scanning a) $1.00 for first page

b) $0.50 each additional page

Lost or Damaged Items
Most items, including books, DVDs, audiobooks, interlibrary loan materials, museum passes, nooks, playaways, etc. The price of the item.
Refund for lost items Refunds will considered on a case by case basis by the Director if lost and paid for items are returned within 30 days of the original due date.

 

Fee or Fine Category Daily Fine Maximum Fine
Most books, compact discs, audiobooks, periodicals and interlibrary loan materials $0.10 per day per item a) $10.00 per item for adults

b) $5.00 per item for juveniles

DVDs and interlibrary loan DVDs $1.00 per day per item $10.00
Museum Passes $5.00 per day $150.00
Nooks $5.00 per day $100.00
Grab and Go Book Club Bags $1.00 per day $15.00
Playaway Views $5.00 per day $60.00
Other Fees:
Non-resident cards $72 per year or $6.00 per month with a minimum of 6 months
Replacement cards for lost or stolen cards a) $1.00 for the first replacement card

b) $5.00 for each additional replacement card

Copies a) $0.15 per page

b) $0.30 per page double-sided

Computer printing $0.15 per page
Sale cart books $0.50 per paperback book

$1.00 per hardcover book/DVD

$0.25 per clearance item

Earbuds $1.00 per pair
Faxing a) $1.00 for first page (excluding cover sheet)

b) $0.50 each additional page

Scanning a) $1.00 for first page

b) $0.50 each additional page

Lost or Damaged Items
Most items, including books, DVDs, audiobooks, interlibrary loan materials, museum passes, nooks, playaways, etc. The price of the item.
Refund for lost items Refunds will considered on a case by case basis by the Director if lost and paid for items are returned within 30 days of the original due date.
Suspension of Library Privileges Library privileges will be suspended when fees and/or fines reach $5.00 per card. A parent and/or guardian’s privileges will also be suspended when the amount on any or all juvenile cards for which the parent/guardian has signed totals $5.00.

Membership

Any Audubon resident may obtain a free library card by visiting the Free Public Library of Audubon. Identification and verification of address is required. Acceptable identification includes: NJ driver’s license or car registration; a current utility or credit card bill with Audubon address; or local property deed or rental lease. Post Office boxes are not acceptable. A local address in Audubon must be provided. Identification as well as payment of any applicable fees is required to replace a lost or stolen Library card.

A parent or guardian must accompany any child under the age of 18 to the library and show his or her identification and verification of address to obtain a card for the child. Additionally, the parent or guardian must also hold a valid library card for the Free Public Library of Audubon.

The library also offers a number of non-resident and student library card options. Please see the Membership Guide below for details and requirements.

Membership Guide

Patron Type*  Age  Identification  Fee  Notes
Adult Resident 18 or older  

ID with current address: e.g., driver’s license, mail with address, lease.

 

Free Library card is valid for two years from date of issue.
Juvenile Resident 3 to 17 years old  

Parent or guardian must be card holder, and sign for juvenile card

 

Free Library card is valid for two years from date of issue.
Adult Non-resident 18 or older  

Picture ID: e.g., valid driver’s license

 

Minimum $36  

A six month minimum purchase is required. Additional months can be purchased at $6 per month

 

Juvenile Non-Resident 3 to 17 years old  

Parent or guardian must be card holder, and sign for juvenile card

 

Minimum $36  

A six month minimum purchase is required. Additional months can be purchased at $6 per month

 

 

AHS Student

 

NA Valid AHS Student ID Free a) AHS students must have parents/guardians fill out and sign Library Card application. This can  be done at home. Student must present valid AHS ID when submitting application.

b) All student cards expire on August 31 following the date of issue. Cards can be renewed with a  new valid student ID.

 

Audubon Teacher

 

NA Valid Audubon School District ID Free All teacher cards expire on August 31 following the date of issue. Cards can be renewed with a new valid teacher ID.

 

*A valid Library Card is required for checkout of all Library materials. If a patron does not have his or her Library Card on hand, valid identification may be substituted.

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