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Fines & Fees

ItemCheckout Period Item Limit ** Maximum Fine
Books3 weeks No Limit $2
DVDs3 weeks 5 titles$2
Books on CDs3 weeks 10 titles$2
Music CDs3 weeks No Limit$2
Electronic Games3 weeks 2$2
Art Prints 6 weeks 2$2
Youth Audio Bags3 weeks 5$2
Flannel Bags3 weeks 5$2
Flannel Board3 weeks 1$2
Story Boxes 3 weeks 1 per family$2
Hooked on Phonics 3 weeks 1 per family $2
Magazines3 weeks No Limit$2
YA and Youth Magazines 3 weeks No Limit$2
Unclaimed Interlibrary Loan$2

A patron must present a Council Bluffs Public Library issued library card/barcode or photo ID in order to check out materials.

New card holders are limited to 4 items checked out at any given time for a 60 day period from the issuance of a new card.

All library items may be renewed once if no reserves have been placed on the item by other library patrons.

Patrons with lost items will be assessed a processing fee of $7.50 per item in addition to the cost of the item.
Processing fees do not apply to board books, paperback and magazines. Replacement items are not accepted in lieu of payment.

Borrowing privileges are suspended when library fines or other charges exceed $10.


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