Check Out Limits & Late Fees

LIBRARY ITEMS

*As of January 2019, the Hudson Library is fine free, with the exclusion of some items (see below). Patrons will be charged the replacement cost for items that are 30 days overdue.

MATERIALLOAN PERIOD RENEWAL LIMITHOLDS ALLOWED FINE RATES PER DAY
Books: Hot Picks7 Days0No$0.25
Books: All Others14 Days5YesNo fine on Hudson items
Movies (DVDs & Blu-ray):
Hot Picks
3 Days0No$1.00
Movies (DVDs & Blu-ray):
All Others
7 Days5YesNo fine on Hudson items
Music CDs7 Days5YesNo fine on Hudson items
Books on CD14 Days5YesNo fine on Hudson items
Magazine7 Days5YesNo fine on Hudson items

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 Days5NoNo fine on Hudson items
Puzzles14 Days5YesNo fine on Hudson items
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, Chromebooks, GoPros, Hotspots, Portable BluRay Players & Rokus are limited to one device per household per month.  *These 5 tech devices can be reserved by contacting the Circulation department.

MATERIALLOAN PERIODRENEWAL LIMITHOLDS ALLOWEDFINE RATES PER DAY
Cassette Converter14 Days1No$1.00
Chromebooks7 Days0*Yes$5.00
External Floppy Disc Drive* 14 Days 1No$1.00
GoPros *7 Days0*Yes$5.00
Hotspots *7 Days 0*Yes$5.00
Kill A Watts14 Days 1No$1.00
Kindle *14 Days0No$5.00
Portable Blu-Ray Player*7 Days0*Yes$5.00
Roku Player *7 Days0*Yes$5.00
Selfie Sticks14 Days 1No $1.00
Ukulele14 Days1No$1.00
Video Capture (VHS to DVD)14 Days1No$1.00

 

Library Card Rules

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

Fine-free status is available for most Hudson-owned library materials, with the exception of Hot Picks, and Tech & Music-To-Go. Patrons will be charged the replacement cost for items that are 30 days overdue. Patrons may still incur fines from resource materials borrowed from other libraries. For more information about fine-free status, please contact the library at 330-653-6658 x 1040.