Fines and Fees


Books: $.25 per day - $10.00 maximum per book

Paperbacks/Board Books: $.25 per day - $2.00 maximum per paperback

Audiobooks: $.25 per day - $15.00 maximum fine per audiobook

Music CDs: $.25 per day - $10.00 maximum per disc

DVDs: $.25 per day - $15.00 maximum per DVD

Kits: $1.00 per day - $15.00 maximum per kit

Magazines: $.25 per day - $2 maximum fine per magazine

Playaway Views: $1 per day - $20 maximum fine per View

Retrieval of Long Overdue Items

Library patrons receive the following overdue notices:

Day 10: First overdue Reminder e-mailed or sent via SMS message

Day 20: Second overdue Notice e-mailed or sent via SMS message

Day 35: Third overdue Bill User for Materials e-mailed and sent 1st class mail

Day 45: Items set to ASSUMED LOST & billed to patron's account


Patrons are charged the list price for items damaged beyond repair, or prorated against the extent of the damage.

Lost Items

In the event a book or audio-visual item is lost, patrons will be charged the price of the item when purchased by the Library. Lost items may be returned for a refund, less any overdue fines, within 90 days of the receipt date. Patrons must return the item(s) to an HMCPL location along with the payment receipt.

Holds Policy

Holds are made for books, cassette tapes, compact discs, audio books on compact discs, video tapes and kits. Holds may not be placed on DVDs or book and DVD Quick Picks. There is a 20 item holds limit that a patron may request at a time.

An item may not be renewed if a hold has been placed on it.

Materials are held for 5 days.

Other Fees




50¢ each

Public Computer Printouts (except online computer citations)

$.15 per copy


$.15 per copy

Color Photocopies (Main branch only)

$.25 per copy

Microfilm Printer Copies

$.20 per copy



Lost Library Card

$2.00 for replacement of lost card

Lost Booklets, Brochures, etc.


Broken Locked DVD Case


Lost or Damaged Audio Book Case