Fines and Penalties

Fines apply if an item is lost, damaged or overdue.


The following fines apply once an item becomes overdue:

Loan type


Standard loans

50 cents per day to a maximum of $25.00 per item

2 day loan

$2.00 per day to a maximum of $50.00 per item

2 hour loans

$1.00 per hour to a maximum of $50.00 per item

Recalled items

$2.00 per day to a maximum of $50.00 per item

Multimedia equipment

$1.00 per hour to a maximum of $50.00 per item

  • All materials must be returned in good condition on or before the due date or time indicated.

  • Items more than 4 weeks overdue (standard loans) or 2 weeks overdue (2 day loans) or 24 hours overdue (2 hour loans) will be deemed lost and replacement costs will be charged.

  • Replacement charges will apply to lost or damaged materials. The Library does not accept items purchased elsewhere as replacements for lost or damaged materials.

  • If the lost item is returned overdue fines apply.

  • Library fines are not subject to GST.

  • The Library does not refund monies paid for lost books that are subsequently returned.

Please contact Library staff to discuss any difficulties before items become overdue. Exceptions may be made where evidence of illness or personal crisis can be provided



  • Borrowing privileges are suspended for non-payment of charges of $25.00 or more.

  • Results will be withheld until outstanding charges are resolved.

Debt Collection

  • The Library reserves the right to recover library materials and payment of outstanding fees.