Fines & Fees

You have no fines due if you checked out materials between March 15 and July 6. If you had fines due prior to the libraries closing on March 16, those fines are still in place. To help you decrease or pay off fines, the following information may be of some help:
  • You will not be charged more than $5/ for any overdue item
  • We have payment plans
  • We accept food and toy donations as "payment of fines" in late fall
  • You may read down your fines in April and May
  • We provide fine-free accounts to all students and staff in both school systems and certain independent schools

How to Pay a Fine

  • Online. Using the desktop version of our catalog, sign in to your online account
    • We use PayPal's PayFlow Pro secure gateway service to process our online payments 
    • We do not store credit card information in your customer account
    • If your debit card also functions as a credit card, you may use it to make an online payment
  • In person. We accept cash or checks  

Overdue Fine Structure

Material TypeFine/DayMaximum Fine/Item

Children's books, audiobooks, CDs, and magazines



Adult and young adult books, audiobooks, CDs 




Book Club Kits, hotspots, Kindles, and Literacy Bags



Fees for Lost & 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 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.

Library Card Fees

  • There is no fee for library accounts/cards for anyone living in Orange, Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham or Person County. We also offer free library accounts/cards to employees with Orange County Government, Town of Hillsborough, Town of Carrboro, UNC- Chapel Hill and Health Care, and Durham Tech. You can sign up for a library account here 
  • All students and employees in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, Eno River Academy, Orange County Schools, and The Expedition School automatically receive free library accounts 
  • We charge $25/year for all other library accounts. If you have lost your card, we charge $1 to replace it 

Service Fees

Task or RequestAmount



Interlibrary Loan -- currently unavailable



First 10 pages/month free
$.15/page for black and white
$.25/page for color

Receiving Fax


Sending Fax