Loan Periods and Fines
Kent Free Library materials are checked out for 2 weeks.
They may be renewed two times for up to an additional 4 weeks if there are no holds on the item.
Please note that materials from other libraries may have different loan periods and fines.
Fines and Fees
Overdue Kent Free Library materials accrue fines at $.05 per day, with a limit up to the replacement cost of the item.
Patrons will be billed for the cost of any items that are not returned or are returned damaged. The library cannot accept replacement items in lieu of payment.
Please note that fines and fees on overdue, lost, and damaged items from other libraries may be different.
Seniors, ages 60+, pay no late fees on Portage Consortium materials.
Long Overdue Materials and Outstanding Fines
Beginning June 2013, the Portage Library Consortium has contracted with a collection agency, Unique Management Services, to assist in recovering outstanding overdue materials on the library’s behalf. Accounts will be turned over to the collection agency in the following circumstances:
Overdue material is 60 days past the due date
Cost of replacing the overdue material plus any outstanding fines for the material totals $50.00 or more.
Library users are notified by the library regarding overdue items via telephone or email when the items are overdue.
A $10.00 service charge will be added to each account sent for collection.
This action only effects the small percentage of library patrons who do not return materials.
To avoid being reported to Unique Management Services:
Sign up for email notification next time you visit the library, monitor your account and renew your items online, by telephone or in person, use the after-hours return bins, take advantage of the drive-thru return.