The Fine Print

As of May 2021, overdue fines on fine free materials will be waived at the circulation desk. Patrons must pay any existing or future fees for lost and damaged items. To alleviate concerns that materials will not be returned in a timely manner, items that are overdue will automatically incur a replacement bill after 14 days. Renewing or returning overdue items will remove replacement bills from the account. Replacement bills for lost or damaged items must be addressed to be able to borrow more items. Borrowers must have less than $25 accrued on their account to be considered in good standing with the library. For more information, please speak with our staff.

Renewals, Fines, & Loan Periods

Loan Periods

  • Most Materials 28 days
  • New Books 14 days (28 days if 500+ pages)
  • New Videos 7 days
  • Older Videos 14 days
  • Non-Fiction Videos 14 or 28 days
  • Audiobooks 14 or 28 days
  • eReaders 28 days
  • Magazines 14 days
  • Compact Discs 14 or 28 days
  • Museum Passes 3 days
  • Fishing Rods 14 days
  • Library of Things 14 days

Fines

  • Most Materials No fines
  • Videos No Fines
  • Museum Passes $1/day - maximum $5
  • E-Readers and Tablets $1/day - maximum $5
  • Hotspots and Laptops $1/day - maximum $5
  • GoPros $1/day - maximum $5
  • Other Major Electronics $1/day - maximum $5
  • Library of Things Items $0.10 or $1 per day (as marked)

Materials not on reserve can be renewed at the library, online or by phone during regular library hours by calling 518-765-2791 and requesting the circulation desk.

Return of Materials

A book drop is located to the left of the main entrance.  This may be used anytime.  Most items, with the exception of interlibrary loan materials, museum passes, Nook eReaders and Library of Things items may be returned to another local public library.  Nook eReaders and Library of Things items must be returned at the circulation desk.

Reserves

Books, CD’s, books on tape, Nook eReaders and videos can be placed on reserve if they are signed out when you request them.  A staff member will phone you to let you know when the materials are available and the library will hold them for one week.

Interlibrary Loan

Materials that are not in our collection can often be borrowed from other libraries.  We can obtain materials from local libraries or conduct a national search if necessary.  Ask at the Reference Desk for details.