Loan Policy


Loan Periods

Most library materials are available for a 3 week loan. DVDs, videocassettes, and magazines may be checked out for 7 days. New DVDs may be checked out for 3 days.


Loan Limits

There are no limits on most library materials with the following exceptions:

7 Day DVD's - 6/patron
3 Day DVD's - 4 /patron

Video Games - 1/patron

Magazines - 10/patron


Fines and Fees

Please note: Borrowing privileges or access to Internet computers is blocked when fines equal or exceed $10.00

Late fees .20/day

Late videos/dvds/video games $1.00/day

Late reference $1.00/day

Book maximum fine $10.00

Video maximum fine $15.00

Lost items: cost of item plus $5.00 processing fee

For more information on fines and fees please see a library staff member.


Loan Policy

The Windsor Public Library makes the resources of the library available to the public by developing and implementing procedures and guidelines that provide fair use to the largest number of people possible.

The library director will develop policies for loaning, renewing, and reserving materials as well as policies governing late returns, lost materials, and the need to limit popular items as necessary. These policies will take into consideration the needs of the public, the amount of materials available, state and local mandates, staff recommendations, and general library practice as set forth by professional organizations and other libraries. In some cases policies at the Main Library and the Branch may differ in order to accommodate the relative sizes of their collections and staffs, differing hours of operation and other variables. Specific prices for fines and fees will be submitted to The Town Council for separate approval as part of the Town's "Price guide to fees and services".

The library director will modify these policies as the needs of the public and the resources of the library change and evolve. These policies will be communicated to the public by postings in the library, display on the library web page and in other library marketing publications as needed.


Reminder Notices

As a courtesy, patrons can be sent reminder notices.

Those patrons who have supplied their email addresses will get an email reminder notice one day before the item is due.  When necessary they will also be sent email overdue notices at 1 week and 6 weeks if the item is still outstanding.  We recommend that patrons add our email address to their address book so that notices are not blocked.  Our email address for notices is

Patrons who do not wish to use an email address will receive notices via US mail. Overdue notices will be sent at 1 week and 6 weeks if the item is still outstanding.