Overdue Items

The Board of Library Trustees of the Benicia Public Library has established the following policy regarding overdue items.

Materials are overdue if not checked in by midnight on the due date, either by bringing items into the Library or returning them in the book drop.

Items may be renewed online via the Library’s website and are overdue after midnight on the due date. Time is calculated by the Solano Library Partners and St. Helena (SPLASH) server, not the patron’s computer. The restrictions on renewal (see circulation policy) apply equally to online transactions.

Patrons with fees of $50 or more will be blocked from checking out more materials until the fees are reduced to under $50 in increments of one entire item being paid for—partial payments will not be allowed.


If items are not returned within two weeks after the due date, the status of those items will be considered “lost” and a notice will be sent according to the patron’s preferences. If a patron loses library materials, they are required to pay the Library’s cost for the item, unless the item is returned, and is in acceptable condition. The Library will not accept replacement items purchased by the patron.

Approved: January 22, 1990

Revised: October 28, 1991

Revised: October 9, 2001

Revised: July 10, 2006

Revised: March 12, 2007, effective July 1, 2007

Revised: August 11, 2008

Revised: April 13, 2009

Revised: June 10, 2014

Revised: June 21, 2016

Revised: April 7, 2020 (Effective July 1, 2020)