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Loan Periods, Fines, and Fees

  • Most library items are fine free, though some specialty items still accrue fines. Charges for overdue items are added to your account. You may be asked to settle the account before transacting any other business, including the use of a computer.
  • Fines are charged for each day the library is open and the item is not returned. To avoid fines, return material before the library closes on the due date.
  • All checks returned for insufficient funds will be charged a $25.00 administration fee.

Loan Periods and Fines

ItemLoan PeriodFineNotes
Books
Audiobooks
Playaways
Readalongs
Wonderbooks
Music CDs
28 daysN/ARequestable and renewable
New books
New audiobooks (excluding child/teen)
DVDs / Blu-Rays
Magazines
Juvenile holiday books
J-POP collection
Playaway Views
14 daysN/ARequestable and renewable EXCEPT JPOP is non-requestable
Hot Off the Press books - limit 314 daysN/ANon-requestable, non-renewable, EG/Schodack resident or Friends membership required
New DVDs
New Blu-Rays
7 daysN/ARequestable and renewable
Video Games - limit 27 daysN/ANew video games are non-requestable and non-renewable. Older games are requestable and renewable.
Library of Things - limit 3
Stories-to-Go kits - limit 1
STEM kits - limit 1
7 days$1 per day up to $5.00.Non-requestable and non-renewable
Launch Pads - limit 1
7 daysNANon-requestable and non-renewable
Museum passes (no renewals) - limit 1 Museum pass info3 days$5.00 per day up to $25.00.Non-requestable, non-renewable, EG/Schodack residency required. Friends members are also eligible.
Mobile Hotspots (no renewals) - limit 1 Hotspot info
Laptops (no renewals) - limit 1 Laptop info
7 days$5.00 per day up to $25.00.Non-requestable, non-renewable, EG/Schodack residency required.

Vacation loans available on most not “new” items for a double loan period. Specialty items, such as laptops, mobile hotspots, and museum passes are not eligible for vacation loans.

Other Fees

ItemFee
Replacement card$1.00
Copy/print (color)$0.50 per page
Copy/print (black and white)$0.15 per page
Fax (domestic)$1.00 per page
Returned checks$25.00
Out-of-system card (users outside Albany and Rensselaer Counties)$30.00 for 6 months
OR
$50.00 for 1 year
Subject East Greenbush Card UHLS Card UHLS MyCard
Library Card Registration Free to any individual who resides or pays taxes in the East Greenbush Community Library taxing district or Town of Schodack. Cards expire and must be renewed every three years.

Free to any individual who volunteers or works at the EGRN Library. Cards expire and must be renewed yearly.

Free to partner educational agencies with verified employment. Cards expire and must be renewed yearly.

Those that live outside the UHLS area may purchase a temporary card at the price established by our Table of Fines and Fees. Cards expire and must be renewed yearly.

All ages eligible. Youth under age 16 must have their application completed and signed by a parent or guardian, who provides acceptable identification for them.

Card blocked at $5 or more in replacement costs or fines/fees

Fines vary according to individual library rules and UHLS resource sharing rules. The EGRN Table of Fines and Fees are applicable for items which are checked out from the East Greenbush Community Library

Free to residents residing in a community served by a UHLS library.

All ages eligible. Youth under age 16 must have their application completed and signed by a parent or guardian, who provides acceptable identification for them.

UHLS library cards expire and must be renewed every three years.

Card blocked at $5 or more in replacement costs or fines/fees

Fines vary according to individual library rules and UHLS resource sharing rules. The EGRN Table of Fines and Fees are applicable for items which are checked out from the East Greenbush Community Library

The UHLS MyCard is a fine-free, limited-access library card for youth. It is intended to address multiple barriers to serving youth and families, including:

  • Barriers to access related to fines (e.g. computer access, checking out materials)
  • Parents not present for a child’s library card registration
  • Previous fines on a child’s card

Free for youth residing in a community served by a UHLS library.Applicants 18 and under who are applying for a limited use, UHLS Youth Only MyCard, need to provide name, address, and date of birth.UHLS library cards expire and must be renewed every three years.Youth ages birth to 18 can register unaccompanied, or with the help of a caregiver or relative who is not the child’s parent/guardian.This card may be used at all UHLS Libraries except for the Colonie Town Library.

Card blocked at $10 or more in replacement costs.

No fines for late items

Limits on # of Materials Borrowed Unlimited checkouts Unlimited checkouts Limited total items: Can only have 3 items checked out on their card at a time
Types of Items All eligible item types. All eligible item types except Museum Passes, ILL, and Hot off the Press. Active paid members of the Friends of the East Greenbush Community Library have access to all lending collections. Only items eligible to be borrowed are books (any age level), juvenile and young adult (teen) audiobooks, and juvenile and young adult (teen) DVDs.
Databases/Digital Content EGRN and UHLS subscription databases and digital content UHLS subscription databases and digital content Only items eligible to be borrowed are books (any age level), juvenile and young adult (teen) audiobooks, and juvenile and young adult (teen) DVDs.
Interlibrary Loan Nationwide UHLS Libraries UHLS Libraries
Program Registration Unlimited except by limited program capacity Preference given to resident cardholders Preference given to resident cardholders