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Holloway Library info

  • Overdue Fines: .05 per day per book. Weekends and school holidays are not counted as overdue fine days.
  • If a student is absent on the day the book is due, he or she may return the book on the first day back at school and the late fee will be waived. After that, fines will accumulate.
  • Books are checked out for two weeks at a time and may be renewed when the book is presented.
  • Two books is the maximum number of books students may check out at a time.


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