Service Fees and Fines

Some services/materials provided may have fees attached to offset expenses incurred or safeguard valuable materials and such costs may be transferred to Manistee County Library patrons.


     Borrowers who keep an item past the due date will be assessed an overdue fine(s) at the rates described:

             Adult/Youth materials        $ .10 per day.

             Juvenile materials              $  .05 per day. 

             AV Equipment                    $ 1.00 - 5.00 per day depending on item.

     Overdue material reminders will be sent at 1 (one) week past the due date, 1 (one) month past the due date, and 2 (two) months past the due date. Materials out 3 (three) months past the due date will be adjudged delinquent and will be given over to the Prosecution Attorney.    At this point charges will be assess to the borrower for the delinquent material as follows:

           1.   Replacement cost of the item AND the processing fee of $2.50 to replace the item in the collection, or return of the item in condition to be circulated.  (Bills may be mailed after a patron reports the item lost.   A patron may replace the item with an EXACT copy.   In either case, the processing fee will be charged).

           2.   The overdue charge upon the item's return.

           3.   The cost of the collection as assessed by the Prosecuting Attorney's office.



           Slide projectors, opaque projector,  floor screens and typewriters require a $1.00 check out fee.

            Digital projector requires a $25.00 refundable deposit as well as a $5.00 rental fee. 


           Photocopies (black and white only)  $  .25 per page.

           Computer and Microfilm prints           $  .25 per page

           Patrons may reduce their cost by providing their own paper, if providing personal paper costs would be $  .10 per page.  Please inform staff in advance of printing.


            Manistee County Library offers to send and/or receive faxes for the public at a rate of $2.00 for the first page and $1.00 for each page after. 

            International is at the rate of $5.00 for the first page and $2.00 for each page after.