Circulation, Fines, & Renewals


Our circulating collection is available for free to any patron in the MidYork System.  See below for loan periods and restrictions.

Late fees:  The library no longer charges patrons for overdue items.  We do still charge you for the cost of long overdue items which will block your account.  See a library staff member if you have any questions.

New Books: New books circulate for two weeks.

New DVDs: New DVDs circulate for three days.

Books/Audiobooks:  Books and audiobooks circulate for three weeks. 

DVDs: DVDs circulate for one week. There is a limit of 5 DVD’s per card.

Newspapers/Magazines: The Utica Observer-Dispatch and Herkimer Times Telegram are available for in-library use. Magazines circulate for one week. 

Mid-York System: As part of the Mid-York library system, Ilion Library is able to access books not found on its shelves. Requests may be placed at the main desk or online

Interlibrary Loan: If a desired item is not available within the Mid-York system, a title may be requested from outside the system. This type of request may be placed at the main desk and may require a $3.00 postage fee.


For Juveniles (Patrons under the age of 18) there is a $3.00 fine limit. For Adults, the fine limit is $5.00. Those with fines above this amount may not take out items, use our public computers, or put holds on items in the Mid-York catalog.  Once your items are returned or replaced, your account will be cleared.


Items with no holds will be automatically renewed up to 2 times. Items with hold requests may not be renewed. Renewals are at the discretion of the library staff.

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