If you borrow material from the library and don’t return it by closing time on its due date, you will have to pay late charges. We currently do not have an online method of fine repayment, therefore, fines must be paid at the Main Branch Circulation desk. We accept cash, credit, or debit. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the following table, which breaks down our late charges on a per item basis:
You can also accrue fines if you lose or damage library material of any format. In these cases, you will have to pay the replacement cost of the item, which varies based on the material in question, plus a $7.00 processing fee. An item is considered lost or stolen if not returned within 30 days. If you find and return an item you lost after 30 days the replacement cost will automatically be removed from your library account; however, the processing fees will still apply and you will still be responsible for paying it.
Please note that if you accrue over $10.00 worth of fines, you will not be able to borrow more material or use online resources until your fines are paid.
You can check if you have fines to pay by logging into your account online. From the JMCPL homepage, click on the “Lon In” button in the top left hand corner. After you are logged in with your bardode and PIN, click on the “My Account” drop down menu at the top of the screen and select “Fines & Fees.” From there you can see the charges against your account.