Check Out Limits & Late Fees

MATERIALLOAN PERIOD RENEWAL LIMITHOLDS ALLOWED FINE RATES PER DAY
Books: Hot Picks7 Days0No$0.25
Books: All Others14 Days3Yes$0.10
Movies (DVDs & Blu-ray):
Hot Picks
3 Days0No$1.00
Movies (DVDs & Blu-ray):
All Others
7 Days3Yes$0.50
Music CDs7 Days3Yes$0.10
Books on CD14 Days3Yes$0.10
Magazine7 Days3Yes$0.10
Software14 Days3Yes$2.00

CHILDREN’S ITEMS

MATERIALLOAN PERIOD RENEWAL LIMITHOLDS ALLOWEDFINE RATES PER DAY
Children's iPad/Kindle Fire 14 Days0No$5.00
Playaway View7 Days1Yes$1.00
Puppets14 Days3No$0.10
Puzzles14 Days3Yes$0.10
Science Kits7 Days0No$0.25

TECH & MUSIC-TO-GO

(2 items per card. *You must be 18 years old to check out certain items.  Due to high demand, Hotspots, Rokus, Fitbits & GoPros are limited to one device per household at a time.)

MATERIALLOAN PERIODRENEWAL LIMITHOLDS ALLOWEDFINE RATES PER DAY
Cassette Converter14 Days1No$1.00
Fitbits *14 Days0No$5.00
GoPros *14 Days0No$5.00
Hotspots *14 Days 0No$5.00
Kill A Watts14 Days 1No$1.00
Kindle *14 Days0No$5.00
Roku Player *14 Days0No$5.00
Selfie Sticks14 Days 1No $1.00
Ukulele14 Days1No$1.00
Video Capture (VHS to DVD)14 Days1No$1.00

Patrons are asked to have their library cards for all transactions.

 

Library Card Rules

  • A $1.00 charge will be assessed for a lost or damaged library card.
  • Patrons may borrow up to 100 items at one time.
  • A patron’s library borrowing privileges will be suspended when the amount of unpaid fines reaches $25.00 or there are 20 or more overdue items on the card.
  • If your account balance is 60 days past due and equals $50 dollars or more, the library forwards your account to Unique Management Services, Inc., a library materials recovery agency. A service charge of $10 is added to your account. Unique Management Services will contact you to request the return of the overdue materials and payment of all outstanding charges.

The purpose of overdue fines is not to punish borrowers. Instead, the goal is to have library materials returned so that they can be used by other library patrons.

 

Ways to Renew Library Materials

IN PERSON: Bring to the library one of the following: the item to be renewed, your library card or the check-out receipt.

ONLINE: Go to My Account and login. Follow the directions under your account information. If the item is past the due date, it cannot be renewed online.

BY PHONE: Call the library at 330-653-6658 x1041. Have your library card handy.

 

How to Pay Library Fines

IN PERSON: Cash, check, and credit cards are accepted at the library’s circulation desk.

ONLINE: Go to My Account and login. Follow the directions under your account information to pay fines using a credit card.

 

Fine-Free Status for Ages 60 and Over

Fine-free status is available to Hudson patrons age 60 and older for most library materials. The only exceptions will be Hot Picks. Patrons may still incur fines from resource materials borrowed from other libraries. For more information about this new library program or to confirm your fine-free status, please contact the library at 330-653-6658 x1040.