Fines and Fees

Overdue fines

​Patrons are responsible for all materials checked out on their library card. If materials are returned late, their account will be assessed fines as follows:

Material TypeFines Per DayMax. Fine per item
Interlibrary loans (SearchOhio & OhioLINK)$0.50$5 for SearchOhio
$10 for OhioLINK
Console Games$0.50$5.00
Fast Read Books$0.50$5.00

Library of Things items such as:

  • Doorway to Dayton Activity Passes
  • eReaders, Tablets, Hotspots, Digital Devices
  • Makerboxes
Digital Collections (eBooks, eAudiobooks)n/an/a
All other materials$0n/a

Cards with charges of $10.00 or more are restricted from borrowing.


Other fees

  • Lost or damaged items (other than lost or damaged interlibrary loans) are charged to the patron's account at the item's retail cost + $5 processing fee.
    • Paying replacement cost - If the replacement cost is paid, the $5 processing charge will be waived.
    • In-kind replacements - Patrons may choose to provide the Library with a new, identical item to replace the lost or damaged material, but will be charged the $5.00 processing fee.
    • Refunds - replacement cost can be refunded on items found within 3 months of payment, less the overdue fine. No refund can be issued for in-kind replacements or processing fees.
  • Accounts carrying a balance of $25 for more than 45 days may be turned over to a collection agency and assessed a non-refundable collection agency fee.

Interlibrary loans

Materials borrowed from other libraries which are not returned within 30 days of their due date will be billed for the replacement cost, which varies from $25 to $75. Not all loaning libraries accept replacement items for lost materials, so please contact us before purchasing a replacement copy. See Interlibrary Loan FAQs for more information.

Other policies

Or visit our Patron & Borrowing Policies Page.