Library materials that are kept beyond their "due date" are considered overdue. Charges for
overdue material are as follows:
books on tape, magazines, CD's, CD-ROM's, educational
videos, and educational DVDs- $.25per day
film VHS and DVD - $1.00 per day
are considered delinquent when they have $5.00 or more in
fines or have 5 items overdue for 1 day. Such patrons are
denied checkout and computer use privileges until the delinquency is cleared
or brought below the $5.00 fine threshold or have less than 5 items overdue.
Library will send a courtesy overdue notice when materials
have not been returned within 10 days after their due date.
At 27 days overdue, a bill notice is issued.
The Moline Library is obligated to attempt the recovery of all outstanding debt and/or library materials. To that end, borrowers with fines or fees of $25 or more are subject to contact from a collection agency. A non-negotiable $10 collection fee will be applied to the account of any borrower who is referred to collections.
of Library Materials
Moline Public Library will accept return materials from
all Prairie Area Library System libraries. When returning
media materials (CDs, DVDs, etc.) please consider that these
items are sent by van delivery and, in extreme weather temperatures
or conditions, could easily be damaged. Patrons may be held
responsible for damaged items.
Moline Public Library will accept library materials for
return from any out-of-system Illinois library.
Moline Public Library item is not considered returned until
all of its parts are returned (tapes, CD's, liner notes,
booklets, instructions, etc.) The item will remain checked
out to the patron and fines will accumulate on partially
returned items (if overdue) until the missing part(s) is
Library users are expected to pay an item's full
replacement charge if damaged while borrowed on a library
card account. Charges will be assesed for any item return
that is no longer in appropriate condition for continued
circulation. A $5.00 processing fee will be added to the
replacement charge of each item.
damaged material is returned in the book drop, a letter
will be sent informing the patron of the amount owed for
Materials may be renewed unless the following exceptions
material is on reserve/hold for another patron or library.
material has already reached its maximum number of renewals.
material is not allowed to be renewed.
material borrowed from outside the system (OCLC), the material
must be presented to the reference desk with a valid Moline
Public Library card. Material borrowed from outside the
system is not always renewable and is up to the discretion
of the lending library.
a Postcard Renewal card, patrons may renew materials for
an additional three (3) weeks from the time the item was
stamped due. The patron should fill out the postcard renewal
form completely and send it via the U.S. mail. Patrons are
responsible for cards received after the due date and will
be required to pay fines incurred until the card is received.
Reserves may be made on most circulating material found
in the Prairie Area Library System with the exception of
the following items:
- Rental Books
which are reserved for in-library use
can be placed at either the Circulation Desk or the Reference
Desk, and may also be placed by any valid PALS card holder
with an active password-protected account (see circulation
desk for details).
Material may be requested from outside the Prairie Area
Library System if the user has a valid Moline Public Library
card. Other area library cards will not be accepted - those
patrons must use their home library for out-of-system requests.