Fines and Fees
(Effective July 1, 2020)
Standard Replacement Costs
- Lost/damaged item: Replacement cost + $5.00 billing charge
Replacement cost is the listed purchase cost of the item. Replacement cost charges are automatically assessed once an item is 42 days overdue.
Non-Standard Fees and Replacement Costs
- Library-use laptops:
- Overdue charge: 30¢ per hour ($9.00 max. per item)
- 72 hours overdue: $700.00 + $5.00 billing charge
Replacement cost of laptops are automatically charged once item is 72 hours overdue. Replacement
charge is removed and $9 maximum overdue charge assessed once laptop is returned.
Link + items
Lost/damaged item: $115.00 per item
Replacement cost charges are automatically assessed once an item is 42 days overdue.
Charges associated with LINK+ are determined by consortia agreement and not the Palo Alto City Library
- Collection agency fee: $10.00
- Expired hold fee: $1.00
- Photocopies: 15¢ per page
- B/W - 15¢ per page
- Color - 50¢ per page