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What happens if my library materials are overdue?

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KDL has automatic renewal in place to keep this from happening too often. Our items will renew three days prior to the due date and will renew up to three times if the item is not an Express copy or on hold for another patron.

If library materials are returned past their due date, fines will be accrued and noted in your library account. You can check the due date of any item by logging into your account or by giving us a call at 616-784-2007.

Library fines for books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks and video games are 15 cents per day. Late fees are capped at $4.95 per item. Overdue fines will never accrue on digital items.

For our more expensive items in our Beyond Books Collection, such as iPads, Launchpads, GoPro cameras, WiFi hotspots and other specialty items, fines are $1 per day.  Late fees for the Beyond Books collection do not have a cap, so return them as soon as you can!

Please note that the KDL Cruisers fines are $20 per day and may also accrue up to the price of the bicycle.

We are happy to accept payment at any library branch or online.

If your library fines and/or bills exceed $20 we ask that you make a payment of any amount that leaves your balance less than $20. After that, you will have the opportunity to checkout library items again. If you feel as if you have been charged in error, please let us know.

The best way to keep track of when your items are due is to check for our reminder notices. If you do not receive reminder notices, please stop in to a branch or call 616-784-2007 to make sure we have your contact information up to date. Non-receipt of those notices does not eliminate responsibility for outstanding materials or fines.

If your library fines exceed $40, contact your local branch library to work on a payment plan that works best with your lifestyle.