Re: video fines

Susan Albrecht (
Tue, 13 Jun 2000 11:05:18 -0700 (PDT)

Believe it or not, we charge NO fines for overdue videos as long as 1) they
are brought back before the FOURTH overdue notice(!) is geneated, or 2)
they are not reserve materials. If they are reserves, they accrue fines in 15-
min. intervals, to a max. of $25.00. I would actually prefer it if we DID fine for
"regular" videos, too; it's too easy to take advantage of the checkout period,
as you can imagine!


> Greetings. As we prepare to open our new Media Center, we have been updating old policies and adding new ones. One of these is our circulation policy for videos, which includes a discussion of fines charged for overdue videos. Currently our videos circulate for 24 hours (this is a video
collection whose priority is classroom use) and our fines in the past have been, we all agree, much too low to have any impact.
> We were wondering what sort of fines other centers collect for overdue fees. Any help you can offer will be greatly appreciated. Please answer to the list, as others might find this discussion useful. Thanks, in advance, for your help.
> Ridie Wilson Ghezzi
> Humanities and Social Sciences Reference Bibliographer
> Baker Library
> Dartmouth College
> Hanover, NH 03755

Susan Albrecht
Library Acquisitions/Media Center Asst.
Wabash College Lilly Library
Crawfordsville, IN
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