YDL Announces New Fee Changes
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
The Ypsilanti District Library announces that effective February 1, 2010, new fees will be implemented. The first change is for videos and DVDs received after their due date. Audio-visual media are some of the most sought after materials in the library. When patrons keep these items past their generous two week check-out period (plus multiple renewal opportunities), it inconveniences other patrons who are waiting to view those same materials. So to encourage prompt return of these fast-moving articles, YDL is instituting a $1 per day overdue fine.
The second change is for reservations of the YDL-Whittaker Road Community Room. This space is in high demand from community groups seeking a meeting place that accommodates 10-100 people. Since the library opened in 2002, this room has been available at no charge to public organizations. Starting on February 1, reservations of the Community Room will need to be accompanied by a $25 non-refundable fee. Reservations will be in effect once the fee is paid.
At its December board meeting, the trustees approved an increase in the amount paid by non-residents to acquire a YDL library card. Taxpayers are carrying a heavy burden in these difficult times and it is only fair that non-residents seeking to use the resources of the Ypsilanti District Library share the load. Non-resident cards will cost $150 annually starting on February 1.