Fines and Fees

Retrieval of Long Overdue Items

Library patrons receive the following overdue notices:

Day 3: First overdue Reminder e-mailed or sent via SMS message

Day 7: Second overdue Notice e-mailed or sent via SMS message

Day 14: Third overdue Bill User for Materials e-mailed and sent 1st class mail; Items set to ASSUMED LOST & billed to patron's account


Patrons are charged the list price for items damaged beyond repair.

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 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, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks with a 50 item limit. Holds may not be placed on magazines or comics.

An item may not be renewed if a hold has been placed on it. Patrons will receive notification that their held item is available through email or text. Patrons who do not have an email address on file will need to be called by a staff member.

Materials are held for 7 days.

Other Fees



Public Computer Printouts (except online computer citations)

$.15 per copy


$.15 per copy

Color Photocopies

$.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