Due to the significant increase in COVID-19 cases in Oakland County and surrounding areas, FCL is proactively prioritizing the health and safety of our staff and patrons by temporarily closing in-person library service to help mitigate the spread of the virus in our community. The Farmington Community Library has moved back to Phase 2 of our Reopening Plan. Curbside pickup, phone and electronic reference, and outdoor drop boxes will be available while we temporarily close in-person library services. Our hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. The Library will be closed Thursday, November 25 for Thanksgiving. Read more…

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Fine-Free FCL

Farmington Community Library Goes “Fine-Free”

FCL is now fine free. We no longer charge overdue fines on late items. This ensures that all people have equitable access to library books and materials, which is one of our core values as a public library. We understand that many situations beyond your control could cause delay in returning our borrowed items, and such situations should not stop you from being able to use YOUR library’s collection.

On Thursday, August 13, 2020 the Farmington Community Library Board of Trustees passed a vote to eliminate the practice of charging overdue fines. Effective August 17, 2020, no patron will be charged overdue fines by FCL. Existing overdue fines will be waived from all library cardholder accounts.

How will it make your library experience better?

  • You will no longer incur a daily overdue fine on late items.
  • Any existing overdue fines will be waived on all library cardholder accounts on August 17, 2020.
  • You are still responsible for returning your items. We do want our materials back so they can be enjoyed by more patrons!
  • The library will send you a series of reminders to return your items.
  • Items that are overdue by 45 days or more will be considered “lost”, and you will be billed for them. If you return the items, the corresponding fee charged will be cleared from your account.
  • If you are unable to return the item or do not return it in the condition as borrowed, you will be responsible for the replacement cost of a lost or damaged item.
  • Interlibrary loan items may have different guidelines due to items coming from other libraries. Please watch for additional information regarding interlibrary loan items.

Reminder schedule

  • 1st Overdue Notice – 7 days
  • 2nd Overdue Notice – 14 days
  • 3rd Overdue Notice – 21 days
  • Billed as ‘lost’ item – 45 days
  • Sent to Collections – 75 days if still not returned
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