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Catoosa County Library Shelves

Borrowing Details

Loan Periods

Loan periods vary with the type of material. Most library materials, especially books, may be checked out for two weeks. Some materials have a loan period of one week.

 

Please refer to the due date on the receipt or check your account for the due date. Most items can be renewed up to two times unless they have a hold placed on them.

Fines

As of July 2024, we no longer charge late fines for the majority of our locally owned items. Overdue fines will still apply for items owned by other libraries, video games, Launchpads, Chromebooks, cake pans, and partnership passes. A fine of $.20 per day applies to most library materials, but fines for passes and other libraries' materials may vary.

If you do not return your item within 90 days of the due date, your account will be charged for the replacement cost of the item.

 

Borrowing privileges will be denied if you have fines of $10.00 or more.

Mostly Fines Free

The following items that are owned by the Catoosa County Library will not accrue any late fines:

  • Audiobooks

  • Books

  • DVDs

  • Kits

  • Music

  • Fines Free Collections

Always check your receipt as some items will still accrue late fines. This will be noted on your receipt.

Checkout Limits

PINES cards have a checkout limit of 50 items. The Catoosa County Library has the following limits set on certain items:

  • 15 DVDs

  • 10 Audiobooks

  • 10 Music CDs

  • 3 Videos Games

Notices

PINES will send notifications about due dates, holds, account renewals, and more according to user preferences. 

 

Overdue notices will be sent by mail and/or e-mail. Patrons are responsible for the loss of or damage to any checked out material equipment or property.

Fees

The replacement fee for lost and damaged materials is the purchase price of the item plus a $3.00 processing fee. If the item belongs to another library the patron is required to go by the lending library's rules and regulations.

Payments

Fines and fees may be paid by cash, check, or credit/debit card. If you pay by card,  a $2.00 convenience fee will be added to your transaction total. We also accept card payments over the phone.

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