How do I know what the loan periods and late fees are?

SMITHTON PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT’S Loan Period and Fines Schedule (Circulation Policy)

Books, general material: 3 week loan period, 15 cents per day late fee
Movies, Video Games and Fishing Poles: 1 week loan period, $1.00 per day late fee
TV Series: 2 week loan period, $1.00 per day late fee
Music recordings: 1 week loan period, 50 cents per day late fee
Internet Hotspots*: 2 week loan period, $5.00 per day late fee
Equipment: 2 week loan period, $5.00 per day late fee

Items must be returned to the library by closing time on the due date for late fees not to be incurred. Fines will total no more than the replacement cost of an item.

Lost or damaged items will result in a charge for the replacement value of the item.

A balance of $5.00 or more on a patron account will result in the suspension of library privileges until the fine is paid below $5.00.

*A household (residents living at the same physical address) may check out 1 Internet Hotspot at any one time.


Please note that items from other libraries may have different loan periods than those listed above.  Your due date will be listed on your receipt. You may also log in to our card catalog to check your due date, renew items, place holds and more!

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Smithton Public Library

The Smithton Public Library District is located in southern Illinois, near St. Louis, MO. The library serves nearly 5,000 residents. We hope you visit us soon!