New Fine Policy

The Hudson Area Public Library has adopted a new fines policy that includes a 21-day grace period for overdue materials. In other words, patrons won’t face fees until an item is three weeks late. This policy applies to all regular items such as books, audiobooks, CDs, and DVDs. Please note that special collections, such as rental DVDs, lucky day books, and equipment, are not included in this policy change and will continue to accrue fines. Any fines accrued prior to the new policy’s implementation will remain on your card and do need to be paid.  

Key points to remember:

Our fines policy applies to materials borrowed at the Hudson Area Public Library, including   items requested from other libraries for check out in Hudson.

Books, audiobooks, and CDs have a 3-week loan period. Items without holds can still be renewed two times. Items returned after the 21-day grace period will be billed for the cost of the item and charged a $5 per item late fee. Replacement cost will be waived for billed items returned up to 30 days after the original 21-day grace period, but not the $5 late fee.

DVDs  and magazines have a 1-week loan period. The same terms as stated above apply to DVDs and magazines as well.

If you have questions about the new policy or would like to work out a payment plan for prior fines owed, please ask staff at the circulation desk. We’re happy to help you!

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