Circulation Policy

LIBRARY SERVICE UPDATE (03/01/2021): The library is fine-free through May 2021. This means that no fines will acrue on overdue items during this period. 

The checkout policy for materials at the Richton Park Public Library is as follows: 

Books / Magazines / Non-Fiction DVD's

21 days

CD's & Cassettes

21 days

DVD's (excluding Non-Fiction)

14 days


7 days

Renewal of materials may be made either in person, online or by phone to the Richton Park Public Library. Patrons may try to renew their items online, but if there are any holds the renewal will not be granted. Also, videos and DVD's may not be renewed. If there is a hold on any material a renewal will not be granted to the patron.


Fines are not charged for days the Library is closed. Fines will not exceed the price of the item.

Books, Magazines, CDs, Talking books

B-CD, Playaways and Non-Fiction DVDs                                                                                 $   0.15 *

Video Games                                                                                                                            $   0.25 *

DVDs, Blu-Rays                                                                                                                        $   0.25 *

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) material                                                         (late fees based on out location)

*All fines listed above are per day, per item



Non-Resident annual membership per household (set annually)                 $ 200.00 per yr

Replacement Library Card                                                                            $ 5.00


CD case                                                                                                        $   3.00

Audio Book case                                                                                           $   5.00

CD/DVD cover inserts                                                                                   $   3.00

DVD case                                                                                                      $   3.00

Playaway battery cover                                                                                 $   3.00

Replacement bar code                                                                                   $   3.00

AV booklet/3-D Glasses                                                                                $   10.00

Special Collections with multiple parts- contain a Price List of replacement costs with each set for any missing or damaged pieces.                                                                                                             

Lost or damaged items; the charge is the current list price plus a $5.00 processing fee.  Patrons may NOT substitute a store bought item for a lost or damaged item.

Revised: 7/18/19

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Friends of the Library

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Meets 2nd Tuesday of the Month at 7:00PM

Next Meeting is June 8th, 2021

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