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Fines and Fees

Overdue library materials are charged a fine of $.25 per day, per item.

Overdue table top / board games are charged a fine of $1.00 per day, per item.

Overdue Hotspots are charged a fine of $1.00 per day, per item.
Hotspot replacement cost: $75.00 - Do not return This in The Book Drop -

No overdue fee charges are charged on Children's or Young Adult materials. Materials do not incur fines if returned in good condition within 30 days of their due date.

All materials overdue longer than 30 days are declared lost at which time you are billed for the lost item.

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Materials Morrisson-Reeves Library Loans/Loan Periods

28 Day Loan on:
Books, Books on CD, Music CDs, Pamphlets, College Catalogs, Sound Recordings, Government Documents, Toys and Puzzles

14 Day Loan on:
Adult Magazines, Adult New Books, Hotspots, Children's Featured Holiday Books & DVDs with multiple discs. *Maximum of 2 DVDs may be series or box sets

7 Day Loan on:
Single Disc DVDs

The maximum number of items that may be borrowed on a card is 30.

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Returning Materials
For your convenience you may return most materials in the drive-up book deposit in the south parking lot.

Please do not return the following items in the book return:

  • Hot Spots
  • Computers
  • Magazines
  • Toys
  • Puzzles
  • Games

Renewing Material

You may renew material either in person, online through your library account or by phone. Please have your library card in hand when performing this type of transaction.

These items may not be renewed:

  • Items on Hold for another borrower
  • Items previously renewed more than twice
  • Featured 2 week current holiday books
  • Items overdue more than 28 days

The following items may be renewed up to 3 additional loan periods:

4-Week Books, Magazines, Sound Recordings, Pamphlets, College Catalogs, Compact Discs,
Government Docs.
All Children's Materials (except featured 2 week current holiday books)

Holds in Morrisson-Reeves Library Collection

  • If an item you want has been checked out, you may place a HOLD on it.
  • You will be notified by phone or email when it is available for you.
  • Limit of 20 Requests Per Borrower.
  • If other Holds exist on the item, it is loaned to you for
    2 weeks.
  • You must pick up your Hold within 4 business days of receiving notice.

    *Please notify the library if you no longer need a specific item on Hold.

Inter-Library Loan - Borrow from another library

  • Borrowers in good standing may use this service to obtain materials not owned by the Morrisson Reeves Library. College students not eligible for a MRL library card, reciprocal borrowers and PLAC card holders are not eligible.

  • We accept requests for: books, CDís, audio books, articles, and DVDs. Audio visual materials are in state requests only. We do not accept requests for, CD-ROMs, materials newly published, textbooks or reference materials. Most libraries will not loan new materials or local history/genealogy material.

  • It usually takes 1 to 2 weeks to obtain materials through inter-library loan. The inter-library loan specialist will contact you by phone or email, to let you know the material is ready for pick-up. The length of the loan period varies as it is set by the lending library. Please pick-up materials in a timely manner. Renewals are not always possible. Renewal requests must be placed at least 3 business days in advance of the material's due date, by phone or in person.

  • We are not permitted to request any item on inter-library loan that is owned by our Library system, even if it is checked out. However, missing materials or materials that have been overdue for more than two months may be requested.

  • There is a limit of 5 inter-library loan requests per patron at any one time.

  • Overdue fees for an inter-library loan item are $0.50 per item per day.

For more information on inter-library-loan services, contact:

Morrisson Reeves Public Library
80 N. 6th St
Richmond, IN 47374
(765) 966-8291, ext. 123

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