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Keene Public Library

Late Fees, Fines, & Charges

  • Your first library card and the renewal of an expired card is free (unless you are a non-resident borrower).
  • There is a minimal charge ($.50) to replace a library card. You will need to present identification in order to have a replacement card issued.
  • A daily charge of $.15 per item is incurred on all overdue items from the library's main collection. Fines are not charged for any day the library is closed.
  • A daily charge of $5 per item will be charged for all overdue items from the Library of Things, Garden Tools, and Outdoor Gear collections for every day KPL is open until the Item is returned.
  • Borrowers will be invoiced for lost, damaged, and/or unreturned items at a default replacement price based on the average cost of replacement by material type.
  • If a borrower has incurred a total fine of $10.00 or more, borrowing privileges and access to online resources are suspended until the amount is below $10.00.
  • A lending library may charge a fee to loan materials obtained through Interlibrary Loan.  A borrower will have the opportunity to review any fees prior to proceeding with the loan.  Late fees and replacement costs for lost materials are determined by the lending library.
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