Rules/Procedure Concerning Unreturned Materials
West Bend Community Memorial Library has changed how unreturned library materials that amount to $50.00 or more will be addressed. If items are not returned or renewed by the due date, patrons will be charged the daily rate, ($0.25 per day for Books, Audiobooks, CDs, and Magazines, and $1.00 per day for CD-ROMs, DVDs, VHS Videos, and Kits) for the overdue item(s).
If the items are not returned to the library within 30 days after the due date, patrons will be sent a billing notice indicating the items are 30 days overdue and are assumed lost. The bill will reflect the cost of the item(s) in question. It will also indicate that the individual will be subject to a City of West Bend Police Department citation for theft of library materials, if the items are not returned to the library, or the replacement value of the item(s) is not paid in full.
Patrons will have 14 days from the date of the billing notice to contact the library to either return the item(s) indicated on the bill and pay accrued fines, or pay for the cost of replacement of the items. All items must be paid for in full. No partial payments will be accepted.
Patrons who do not return the items indicated on the bill and pay accrued fines, or pay in full the cost of replacement of the items within 44 days after the item(s) due date(s) will be cited by the City of West Bend Police Department for theft of library materials. You will be issued a citation up to $691.00 plus restitution for all of the items listed.