FAQs

Lending Times and Overdue Fees

Books and Magazines

Item Loan Period Limit  Overdue Fees Renewals
Adult Books  21 days 100 (includes children's 
materials)
$0.15 per day Yes, 2 times unless there is a hold
Express Books 7 days - $0.15 per day No
Magazines 7 days - $0.15 per day Yes, 2 times unless there is a hold
Encyclopedias (non-reference) 21 days - $0.15 per day Yes, 2 times unless there is a hold
Reference Books Library Use Only Library Use Only Library Use Only Library Use Only

Children's Print Materials

This does not necessarily include print materials interloaned from other libraries. Lost or damaged items will result in a fine that is dependent on the individual item.
Item Location Loan Period Limit Overdue Fees Renewals
Children's
(Board, Puzzle, and
Young Readers Books)
21 days 100 (includes other
print materials)

None

Yes, 2 times unless 
there is a hold
Junior Fiction 21 days 100 (includes other
print materials)
None Yes, 2 times unless 
there is a hold
Junior Non-Fiction 21 days 100 (includes other
print materials)
None Yes, 2 times unless
there is a hold
Tween 21 days 100 (includes other
print materials)
None Yes, 2 times unless 
there is a hold
Young Adult 21 days 100 (includes other
print materials)
None Yes, 2 times unless 
there is a hold

Electronic Checkouts

Item Loan Period Limit Overdue Fees Renewals
Kindle/NOOK 21 days Adults only $1 per day for charger and device No
Mobile Hotspot 7 days Adults only, 1 device per household $1 per day Yes
Launchpads 7 days None $0.15 per day No
Vox Books  21 days None $0.15 per day Yes

AV Items

Items Loan Period Limit  Rental Fee Overdue Fees Renewals
Books on CD 21 days - Free $0.15 per day Yes, 2 times unless there is a hold
Music CDs 21 days 25 Free $0.15 per day Yes, 2 times unless there is a hold
Feature Film DVDs 7 days 15 (all DVDs) $1.00  $1.00 per day No, but can be checked out again for $1 if no holds
No Charge DVDs 7 days 15 (all DVDs) Free $0.15 per day Yes, 2 times unless there is a hold

Fun on the Run Bags

Item Loan Period Limit Overdue Fees Other Fees Holds Renewals
Fun on the
Run Bags
21 days None None Damaged or Lost items
will result in fees
No No

Grand Rapids Children's Museum Pass

Item Loan Period Limit Overdue Fees Holds Renewals
Grand Rapids Children's 
Museum Pass 
(Limited to Howard Miller cardholders)
7 days 1 checkout 
per year
$35 if returned after due date.
Once returned fine is reduced
to $4.95.
No No

Updated 07/02/2019