RE: video fines

Tatar, Becky (
Mon, 28 Aug 2000 14:01:13 -0700 (PDT)

Our fines for all av are the same as books - 15 cents per day. with a
maximum of $5.00 (30 days), except for videos. Our video fines are $1 per
day, up to $30 or the cost of the tape, whichever comes first. We don't
have a lot of very overdue fines on videos for this reason. And if it
happens to people once, you can bet they never have late videos again.

Becky Tatar
Unit Head, Periodicals/Audiovisual
Aurora Public Library
1 E. Benton Street
Aurora, IL 60505
PHONE: 630-264-4100
FAX: 630-896-3209

-----Original Message-----
From: Barb Bergman []
Sent: Monday, August 28, 2000 1:08 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: video fines

Academic libraries,
Could you share with me what your fines for A-V materials are?

I'm asking to change our policy from ten cents per minute to one cent per
minute. (Our max fine is $10 per item. A-V has a 24-hour checkout.) The
director wants to see some examples from other libraries before he okays it.

btw, I'm not lowering the fines to be nice, just to be more equitable. I
doesn't seem right that someone who's 2 hours late is fined the same as one
who's 6 hours late. (Unfortunately, I can't fine them per day for the
really tardy students.)

Thanks in advance!

Barbara J. Bergman Porter Henderson Library
Media Librarian Angelo State University
ph: (915) 942-2313 Box 11013, ASU Station
fax: (915) 942-2198 San Angelo, TX 76909