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Materials Recovery Program

The Talbot County Free Library has established a new materials recovery program to encourage library patrons to return books, DVDs, and other materials on time.

Patrons who have overdue materials or accumulated fines totaling $25.00 or more will be referred to Unique Management Services, Inc., a collection agency specializing in the recovery of outstanding library materials and funds.

What happens when items are past due:

21 Days Past Due

The library sends you an overdue notice.

55 Days Past Due

The library sends a final overdue notice that includes fines, fees and replacement charges.

89 Days Past Due

209 Days Past Due

Unique Management Services, Inc. reports your overdue account to a credit reporting agency which may affect your credit rating for up to seven years.

Note: Activity on a patron's account can alter the timeline.

If you have questions about your library account related to the Materials Recovery Program, please contact the Adult Services Librarian at 410 822 1626.

Thank you for helping us ensure that everyone has access to materials at the Talbot County Free Library.