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Pay Fines and Fees

Rates effective February 4, 2019

Fines and fees can be paid at your local branch library.

Library Card

Initial Card Replacement Fee
FREE $2.00 per card

Loan Periods

Books, Magazines, Talking Books Videos and DVDs Special Loans
3 Weeks 1 Week Vary

Loan Periods

You may renew most items once by phone, in person or online, as long as the items are not reserved for someone else. Special Loan items are not renewable.


All materials, including videos and DVDs, may be returned in the book drop when the library is closed.

Overdue Fines and Fees

Overdue Fine ILL Request (initial fee for items requested outside of the MCFL system) Item lost or damaged beyond repair Lost item found/returned LostCD (belonging to a set) Magazine Replacement Lost item found/returned
.25 per item per day (All patron ages.) $3.00 per title request Cost of item +$10 processing fee $10 processing fee $10 per CD $5 per magazine $10 processing fee

Only one overdue/billing notice will be sent after 4 weeks. Library users with overdue fines must either:

  • Pay their entire fine, or
  • Pay at least 10% of balances below $25 at each visit

Borrowing privileges will be blocked on accounts with balances of $25 or more.

Accounts with balances of $50 or more will be sent to a Debt Collection Agency.

Returned check fee Referral of Delinquent Account for Collection
$25 per check $12 per account

Other Services

(self-service) Color
(self-service) – where available
Microfilm/Microfiche Printing
.15 per page .25 per page .15 per page .15 per page
Test Proctoring
(where available)
(where available)
Obituary Search Californiana Local History Digital Image
$10 per exam FREE $5 per name $20 per image (personal/nonprofit use)
$35 per image (commercial use)

Public use Fax

Sending (within US only) Receiving
$3.50 first page
.50 for each additional page
.50 per page

Meeting Room Use (1-hour minimum)

Full Service (Separate entrance.) Non-Full Service
$20 per hour $10 per hour