|Overdue Notices Schedule|
|US Mail (sent by UMS)||Phone Call3||Email4|
|Predue Notice||None||None||3 Days; 1 Day for DVDs|
|1st Overdue Notice||None||4 Days||3 Days|
|2nd Overdue Notice||None||None||15 Days|
|Bill for unreturned item||30 Days||No call-US Mailed||30 Days|
|Second bill notice||None||None||37 Days-US Mailed|
|Bill referred to a
Collection Agency and a fee ($10-$15) is charged to the user1
|45 Days||45 Days||45 Days|
|1st Letter sent from Collection Agency||46 Days||46 Days||46 Days|
|2nd Letter sent from Collection Agency||67 Days||67 Days||67 Days|
|1st Collection Agency phone call||81 Days||81 Days||81 Days|
|3rd Letter sent from the Collection Agency||109 Days||109 Days||109 Days|
|1These libraries refer bills to a Collection Agency:||3These libraries have phone notices for overdues:||4Any user with an email address, regardless of Library, gets notified by email|
WALS produces and sends out notices on the following schedule:
- Email notices
Pre-due notices are sent at 3 days before the item is due for 14, 21, 28-day or longer loans.
Pre-due notices are sent at 1 day before the item is due for 3 and 7-day loans.
Overdue notices are sent at 3 and 15 days after the due date.
Bill notices are sent at 30 days after the due date.
Any users with an email address in their record get email notices.
Optional email welcome notices for new-card holders are sent on Sundays to users that were registered the previous week.
Optional email pre-expired-card notices are sent to users with records that expire in nine weeks.
- Phone call notices via UMS for overdues and/or holds
- Automated phone messages for overdues are made at 4 days after the due date.
Phone call notices are made for these libraries:
BERLIN, BRANDON, COLOMA, ENDEAVOR, MENASHA, MONTELLO, NEENAH, OSHKOSH, OXFORD, REDGRANITE, RIPON (overdues only), WESTFIELD.
Phone call notices are NOT made for bills.
- Paper notices (sent by UMS as of 1/15/2019)
Bill notices are mailed 30 days after the due date for patrons without email.
A bill notice is mailed at 37 days for users with email. (This started October 15, 2012)