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    Fines & Fees


    Once library materials are overdue, the cardholder will be charged overdue fines according to the Fines & Fees Schedule. The Library will accept payment for lost or damaged materials, overdue fines and fees associated with materials owned by other CLEVNET member libraries at any CPL location. The Library will not waive any fines or fees associated with materials owned by other CLEVNET member libraries. If an item owned by another CLEVNET member library is found at a later date, the patron must return the item to the owning library for a refund.  CPL will not issue refunds for materials owned by another library system.
    The Library does not charge overdue fines for circulating materials borrowed by patrons aged 60 and over, or those who are totally and permanently disabled. To qualify for a disabled card, the patron must present a permanent Golden Buckeye card issued by the Ohio Department of Aging at the time of application. Patrons aged 60 and over or those who are totally and permanently disabled are still responsible for lost item charges.
    Once an item is twenty-eight (28) or more days overdue, the Library will mail the borrower a bill for the cost of the item. Replacement prices for lost CPL items are listed in the Fines & Fees Schedule. If the lost CPL item is found within 90 days of payment, the patron may contact the Library for a refund. In the event that a borrower believes that an item was returned on time, the borrower should contact the owning library to ask staff to check the shelf for the item. If the item is owned by CPL and not found after a shelf check, it is the sole discretion of the library manager to grant or deny CLAIMS RETURNED status for the item.

    Daily Overdue Fines

    Regular Circulating Items $0.10 per day/item
    Reference Items $1.00 per day/item
    MyCloud Equipment $1.00 per hour/item
    Tech Toybox Equipment $3.00 per day/item
    Children's Materials No overdue fines
    Young Adult Materials No overdue fines
    Materials @CPL-CSU, CPL-CWRU No overdue fines
    Materials borrowed by seniors (age 60 & over) No overdue fines
    Materials borrowed by patrons registered
    as disabled or homebound
    No overdue fines
    Bill Threshold $25.00

    Maximum Overdue Fines

    Circulating Items $3.00/item
    MyCloud Equipment $10.00/item
    Tech Toybox Equipment $15.00/item

    Replacement Fees

    Borrower pays list price for material as shown online. If database shows no list price, patron is charged as follows:
    Hardcover Book $23.00
    Adult Paperback Book $14.50
    Children's Paperback Book $5.00
    Audiobook $50.00
    Comic Book $3.50
    Compact Disc $17.00
    DVD $25.00
    DVD Set $60.00
    Interlibrary Loan Material $100.00
    LeapFrog Equipment $65.00
    Magazine $6.00
    Pamphlet $2.00
    Reference Material Value of item
    Self-Playing Device $80.00
    Software/CD-ROM $40.00
    Misc. uncataloged material $1.00/item
    Lost or Stolen Library Card $1.00

    Damage Fines

    If major damage is found, the borrower pays online list price for material. If database shows no list price, the borrower pays default replacement price based on item type.

    Interlibrary Loan Fees

    Fees Charged to Libraries
             Ohio Libraries No Charge
             Out-of-State Libraries $10.00 per item
             Foreign Libraries $20.00 per item
    Fees Charged to Libraries for Photocopies
             1-50 pages $15.00
    Fees Charged to Individual Borrowers
             Borrowing No Charge
             Photocopies (1-50 pages) $5.00 per item
    Lost Items
             Processing fee $25.00 per item
             Replacement price Value of item

    Material Recovery Referral Fees

    Accounts of borrowers with fines and/or fees in excess of $24.99 on their account are referred to material recovery services. A nonrefundable collection fee is assessed to the patron when the account is referred for material recovery services.

    Material Recovery Fee     $15.00

    Copy, Printing, Faxing, and Scanning Fees - Self Service

    Copies from Computer Printers
             8½"  x 11" and 8½"  x 14" B&W $0.10 per page
             11" x 17" B&W $0.20 per page
             8½"  x 11" and 8½"  x 14" Color $0.25 per page
             11" x 17" Color $0.50 per page
    Copies from Microform Reader/Printer
             8½" x 11" and 11" x 17" B&W $0.10 per page
             8½" x 11" and 8½"  x 14" B&W $0.10 per page
             11" x 17" B&W $0.20 per page
             8½"  x 11" and 8½"  x 14" Color $0.25 per page
             11" x 17" Color $0.50 per page
             Self-service faxing from multifunction devices $0.10 per page
             Self-service scanning sent to email address $0.10 per page
             Self-service scanning to one's own device No charge
    3D Printing
             Self-service printing from 3D printer in TechCentral $0.05 per gram


    Cleveland Digital Public Library

    Self-Service Scanning
    Self-service scanning No charge
    Self-service printing See Photoduplication Office Fees
    Digital Scans Done by Staff
    Service Fee $10.00 / job
    Scan of individual, flat items at 300ppi up to A1 item size $.50 / image
    Books (of up to 300 pages 300ppi up to A3 page size) $150.00 / book
    Book scanning in excess of 300 pages additional $.50 / page
    Special handling (fragile, etc.) Minimum charge $20.00 / order
    Other sizes Price quoted upon request
    Large projects Price quoted upon request
    CD-ROM $2.50 / disc
    Flash drive $7.00 / item
    Printing See Photoduplication Office Fees

    Meeting Room/Auditorium/Facility Fees


    Activities Co-sponsored by Library No Charge
    Activities Not Co-sponsored by the Library:
    Library open No Charge
    If food served $25.00
    Main Library
    Stokes Wing Auditorium (218 seats; Maximum Capacity 315) $500.00 per four hours plus staff costs
    Main Library (designated areas in Main Library and Stokes Wing) and Garden - Only available when Library is closed $2,500.00 plus overtime costs
    Cleveland Digital Public Library Learning Commons $250.00 four hours plus staff costs
    Main Library Treasure Room - Only available when Library is open No charge
    Stokes Wing Meeting Room 218 (Cap. 116; can be sub-divided) 

    Open - No charge
    Closed - $100.00

    If food served $50.00
    Multiple room booking fee $100.00
    Staging and breakdown fee $50.00 / hour
    Private, After-hours Events at Main Library for Donors of:
    $10,000 One private event,
    no charge
    $25,000 or more Two private events, no charge


    MakerSpace Materials and Use Fees

    3D Printer
    PLA Plastic $0.05 per gram
    Water Soluble PVA $0.15 per gram
    Laser Engraver
    Aluminum-Anodized Business Card (2” x 3.5”) $2.50/item
    Acrylic sheet (12” x 24” x 1/8”) $20.00/item
    Acrylic sheet (12” x 24” x 1/4”) $25.00/item
    Laminate Wood Sheet (12” x 24” x 1/4”) $15.00/item
    Plywood sheet (12” x 24” x 1/4”) $3.00/item
    LaserMax sheet (12” x 24” x 1/16”) $25.00/item
    Speciality Item (Small)* $2.00/item
    Speciality Item (Medium)* $5.00/item
    Speciality Item (Large)* $10.00/item
    *Specialty items may include engravable parts offered for limited times or special events
    Vinyl Cutter - Vinyl Materials tiers are determined based on type, color, finish and size.
    Tier 1 Materials $0.15/linear inch
    Tier 2 Materials $0.25/linear inch
    Tier 3 Materials $0.50/linear inch
    T-shirts $5.00 / shirt



    3D Printer
    Tote Bags (non-complimentary) $0.10 per bag
    Earbuds $1.00/pair
    Flash Drive $7.00/each