Check Out Limits

In most cases, a maximum 100 items  may be checked out on a library card. The Batesville Memorial Public Library also enforces the following material check out limits:

  • Only 10 may be DVDs
  • Only 10 may be CDs
  • Only 1 may be a Mobile Hotspot
    Further limits and/or restrictions may apply to Mobile Hotspots. Please see our Mobile Hotspot Policy for details.

The table below lists the overdue fines that are charged by type of item. This list is subject to change without notice, so please call 812-934-4706 for the most current amount.

Overdues and Lost Items

  • If a borrower owes more than $10 in fees, they are blocked at ALL Evergreen libraries until the fine is cleared up.
  • Email notices will be sent 3 days before the item is due and on the day it is due.
  • If you lose an item, you will be charged the cost of the item plus a $10 processing fee. No refunds will be given for the lost items if they are later found.
  • Bill notices will be sent 45 days after an item is due. The borrower is then responsible for paying the price of the item, overdue fees, and a $10 processing fee.
  • After 60 days, the borrower is sent to collections and a $10 collection fee is attached to the account.

Please Note: Overdue notices are sent as a courtesy. Failure to receive notices does not exempt patrons from the payment of overdue fees.

Type of Material Loan Period Limit on Card Renew Fine per Day
Books & Audiobooks 21 days 100 Yes $0.25
Music on CD 21 days 10 Yes $0.25
NEW Books & Audiobooks 14 days 100 Yes $0.25
NEW Music on CD 14 days 10 Yes $0.25
DVDs 7 days 10 Yes $0.25
Magazines 21 days 100 Yes $0.25
CURRENT ISSUE Magazines Non-Circulating Non-Circulating Non-Circulating Non-Circulating
Ukulele Kits 21 days 1 Yes $0.25
Mobile Hotspots 7 days Must be a resident of BMPL library district, must have state issued ID No $5.00