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
|28 days||N/A||Requestable and renewable|
|New books (excluding child/teen books)|
New audiobooks (excluding child/teen)
DVDs / Blu-Rays
Juvenile holiday books
|14 days||N/A||Requestable and renewable EXCEPT JPOP is non-requestable|
|Hot Off the Press books - limit 3||14 days||N/A||Non-requestable, non-renewable, EG/Schodack resident or Friends membership required|
|7 days||N/A||Requestable and renewable|
|Video Games - limit 2||7 days||N/A||New 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|
|Playaway Views - limit 1|
Launch Pads - limit 1
|7 days||NA||Non-requestable and non-renewable|
|Museum passes (no renewals) - limit 1 Museum pass info||3 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.
|Copy/print (color)||$0.50 per page|
|Copy/print (black and white)||$0.15 per page|
|Fax (domestic)||$1.00 per page|
|Out-of-system card (users outside Albany and Rensselaer Counties)||$30.00 for 6 months
$50.00 for 1 year