701 Cocoa Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033

(717) 533-6555 library@derrytownship.org

Library Fines and Fees Policy


  • Most items are checked out for 21 days (3 weeks) at a time.
  • DVDs, CDs, New Fiction, back issues of magazines, and holiday books can be checked out for 10 days.


  • Eligible items will renew automatically for a second borrowing period, calculated from the original due date.
    • Borrowers may receive a new due date or other status by email or text message.
  • Interlibrary loan items, Middletown Public Library materials and items on hold for another patron will not automatically renew.
  • To request a renewal of an interlibrary loan or Middletown Public Library items, please call 717-533-6555.


  • Most overdue items are charged at a rate of 25 cents per day, per item. DVDs and Blu-ray are charged at $1.50 per day per item.
  • Borrowing privileges are suspended when an account balance is $5 or more.
  • Overdue fines for interlibrary loan materials are $1.00 per item per day
  • Fees for non-pickup of requested interlibrary loan materials range from $2.50 to $5.00 per item depending on shipping costs
  • Replacement charges for lost or damaged interlibrary loan materials are determined by the library owning the items and may include processing fees in addition to the cost of the item.


  • Please speak to a member of staff in the Public Services Department.
  • The patron is responsible for the replacement cost and/or any library fines that accrued.


Fines and fees can be paid in cash, with a check, or with a credit card through the library’s website at SmartPay.