Pay Fines

Fines for overdue materials may be paid at the Circulation Desk in the library. At this time, we can only accept cash or checks made payable to the Town of Sharon. All items accrue fines at 10 cents per day with the following exceptions:

  • 50 cents per day for overdue Friends-sponsored rental books and DVDs
  • $5.00 per day for overdue museum passes

To avoid overdue fines, please familiarize yourself with our loan periods and renewal policies:

Format Loan Period Renewals
New Non-fiction books 21 days 1
Audio books
Music CDs
Great Courses CDs & DVDs
Magazines 21 days 0
Books 21 days 2
New Fiction books 14 days 1
DVDs 7 days 1
Kindles 14 days 1
        Note: Kindles may not be returned in the outside book-drop. Please return them inside at the Circulation Desk.
Summer Reading books 14 days 0
Friends' Rental books 7 days with $1 rental fee renewals for an additional $1 per week

Lost or Damaged Materials

If you have lost or damaged a library item, please contact the following staff members:

  • Adult items: Mikaela Wolfe, x1422 or Karen Mafera, x1426
  • Children's items: Jonah Smiley, x1430

Please see our Lost/Damaged Items Policy for more information.

Other Library Charges

Other library charges include:

  • Copies: 20 cents per page for black & white; 30 cents per page for color
  • Printing: 20 cents per page for black & white; 30 cents per page for color
    • Note: Our public-use printer/copier accepts nickels, dimes, quarters, dollar coins, and $1.00 bills
  • Rental books: $1.00 per week
  • Rental DVDs: $1.00 per 2-day loan period
  • Replacement library card fee: $1.00
  • Replacement costs for magazines: Cover price of the magazine
  • Charges associated with items borrowed from outside of the OCLN: Variable. Please see our Borrow from Other Libraries page for more information.