Library Fees

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

Other Fees

  • Collection agency fee: $10.00
  • Expired hold fee: $1.00
  • Photocopies: 15¢ per page
  • Printing
    • B/W - 15¢ per page
    • Color - 50¢ per page
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