Fine-Free!

Did you know that the Charlton Library is fine-free every day?!

What does that mean?
When you check out Charlton Library materials, you will still have 3 weeks to borrow them, but if they are returned late, you will not have any overdue fines.

What happens if I don't bring them back?
Items that are very overdue will automatically be marked "Lost" and a replacement fee will remain on your account until the item is returned in good condition.  Patrons may not check out any materials if they have fees of $10.00 or more on their account.

Exceptions
Overdue fines will still accrue on items from other libraries.
Replacement fees will be assessed for lost items and items returned in damaged condition.


Replacement of Lost or Damaged Charlton Library Items

Option 1: Pay the replacement cost of the item.
The library cannot give refunds for lost items that have already been paid for. You may keep the item or donate it back to the library. 

*Option 2: Provide a NEW replacement copy.
We do not accept used items as replacements. 

*Please note: Option 2 is available for Charlton items ONLY. Replacement copies for missing or damaged items belonging to another library will not be accepted as per our reciprocal borrowing agreement through CWMARS. 


Library Policies

Access for Children and Young Adults to All Library Material Policy

Animal Policy

Confidentiality Policy

Distribution of Free Literature and Community Bulletin Board Policy

Gift Policy

Governance, Budget, and Finance Policy

Internet Policy

Material Selection Policy

Meeting Room Policy

Personnel Policy

Photography and Filming Policy

Public Service Policy

Reciprocal Borrowing Privileges Policy

Snow/Disaster Policy

Social Media Policy

Staff Safety Policy

Unattended Children Policy

Use of Library - Patron Behavior Policy

Vacation Policy

Volunteer Policy