Fines & Fees

What are the overdue fines?

All materials are due on the date stamped on the material or printed on the receipt. After a 3-day grace period (see below), fines are calculated from the due date to the date returned.

Fines and Fees

Type of Item Fine Per Day Per Item Maximum Fine Per Item
Adult Materials - Books, DVDs, Books on CD, Kits, Music CDs, and Magazines $0.25 $7.50 ($3.00 for magazines)
General Paperbacks and Fotonovelas (Uncataloged) $0.10 $1.00
Interlibrary Loan $0.50 $10.00
Lost or Damaged Material Replace the item or pay replacement fee

Three-day grace period for overdue materials

The first three days materials are overdue is called the grace period. If materials are returned within 3 days of the due date, you are not charged overdue fines. The materials are considered overdue, but fines are not assessed.

On the 4th overdue day, you are charged overdue fines from the date the item was originally due.

The grace period accounts for returns during holidays, weekend closures and bookchute returns and other occasions when materials are returned by the due date, but not checked in because the library is closed. It is not an extension of the due date.

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How do I check if I owe any overdue fines?

You can check online.

  1. Login to My Account.
  2. Click on the Unpaid Fines button.
  3. If the button does not appear after you login, you do not have any fines.

How can I make a payment?

Payments may be made by:

  • Visiting any of our locations and paying by check, money order, or cash.
  • Mailing payment (check, money order) to your library. Please include your library card number for quicker processing of payment.
  • Online using your Visa or Mastercard. Minimum fine for online payment must be $5.00 per library card. Visit our online payment center.

Please make checks payable to Pima County Public Library.

Note: Personal checks must be pre-printed with your information.

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I have been contacted by a collection agency. What should I do?

You may pay on the account at any of our locations. More information on the account may be obtained by visiting one of our locations and providing your library card or a valid photo ID with your name.

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I have fines on my account for items I do not recall borrowing. What should I do?

Discuss your concerns with staff at your library.

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