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Borrowing Materials
The Library does not charge fines for overdue materials. Borrowing privileges may be suspended and a patron may be billed  a replacement charge amount when materials are not returned within 14 days of their due date,  or are returned damaged or are missing parts. Borrowing privileges will be reinstated upon the return of the material or upon full payment of the replacement charge and associated fees.
Patrons with a balance that exceeds $24.99 for 35 days will be referred to a collection agency, which will pursue return of the materials in acceptable condition or payment of replacement charge, recovery fee, legal fees, and any court costs incurred by the Library in its efforts to secure the return of the material.

Paying Fees

You can either pay your overdue fines in person, or pay online with a credit card. Online payments are done using a secure external site. You must know your balance before making a payment. To make a payment, follow these simple steps:

  1. Access your account information and determine your balance.
  2. On the VAPLD website, click on the Pay Overdues link under Quick Links.
  3. Complete and submit the online form.
  4. Print the confirmation number for your records.

    Please allow 2 business days for your account information to be updated. If you are paying overdues online so you can check out items immediately, please notify the Checkout Desk so they can note your account.

Overdue Notices

The library sends overdue notices to recover overdue materials and fees. Overdue notification is a courtesy provided by the library. The library is not responsible if notification is not received. Spam filters, computer programs or utilities designed to eliminate "junk" email, occasionally block email library notices that are sent out by the Vernon Area Public Library.  If you have signed up to receive email library notices and are using a spam filter you may not receive these notices. To ensure that the notices from the library are not blocked, add This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to your filter or contact your email provider's technical support. 

When an item is overdue, the library will send overdue notices as follows:


Date Sent

Due Date E-mail Reminder 2 days before item is due
1st Overdue Notice 3 days overdue
Final Notice 7 days overdue
Bill 14 days overdue and fees are over $25
Collection Agency 21 days after Bill is sent

When an account is turned over to the collection agency a $10 nonrefundable recovery fee will be added to your account.


Contact Information

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Vernon Area Public Library District
300 Olde Half Day Road
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
Telephone 847-634-3650
Fax 847-634-8449


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