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Orange County Public Library Fines and Fees

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How to Pay a Fine 
If you are a Main Library or Cybrary customer, you may pay your library fines through the Fines/Fees screen in your online account. A library card number and password are required to login to our account. 

About Online Payments:

  • We use PayPal's PayFlow Pro secure gateway service to process our online payments. We do not store any credit card information in your patron account.

  • If your debit card also functions as a credit card, you may use it to make an online payment.

  • Mobile catalog users must use the full catalog, rather than the mobile catalog, to pay fines online.

We only accept credit card payments online, not at any of our library locations. If you are visiting the library in person to pay a fine, you must use cash or a check to make a payment.

Overdue Fines

Overdue Fines - Main Library and Cybrary

Fine per Day

Maximum Fine per Item

Adult books, CDs, magazines and audiobooks



Young Adult books, CDs and magazines



Children's books, CDs, magazines and audiobooks






Literacy bags, Kindles, WiFi to Go, Book Club Kits



Overdue Fines - Carrboro Branch


Carrboro Branch Materials (Children's and Adult)



Carrboro Branch Movies




Fees for Lost and Damaged Materials 
Customers must pay for any materials lost or damaged beyond use. The replacement cost is the item’s list price plus a $5.00 service charge. If an item is out of print or a price is unavailable, a default replacement cost will be used. It is based on average costs of materials.

Other Library Fees

Library Card Fees


Orange County residents


Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham, or Person County residents


Other out-of-county residents


Replacement Card


Special Fees


Interlibrary Loan



$0.15/page for black and white
$0.25/page for color



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