Late Fees

Late Fees and other useful information:

Fines are charged for overdue materials. The amount varies according to the type of material and lending library. Way’s fines are as follows:

* 20 cents per day per item for most items
* 50 cents per day for Reader's, Listener's and Viewer's Express

How will I receive my late notices?

As of September 1st, 2009 Way Public Library no longer uses the US Postal Office to send late notices.  Please make sure we have a current email address where we can send these notifications.

How long can I keep it?
Most materials circulate for 4 weeks. New books circulate for one week or two and videos and DVDs for 7 days; and music CDs and books on tape/CD may be checked out for two weeks. Material borrowed from other libraries may have different loan periods.

What if I'm going on vacation?
Vacation loans may be arranged for some materials.

What about renewals?

Items may be renewed if no one is waiting for them. Renewals can be done in person, by telephone or online.

What if I lost it?

Current list price is charged for lost or severely damaged items.

Can I return books when you're closed?
Our convenient drive-up book drops are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.  Even overdue items can be returned in them.  You may pay your fine on your next visit.  Please, do not put money in the book drops for fines.  If you’re returning audio-visual materials, please use the special book drop located in the wall of the library, to the left of the entrance.