Library Fees

The Orange County Public Library does not charge fines for overdue materials. Please bring items back, however, as someone else may be waiting to use them.

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 anyone who works in Orange County. 
  • 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

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5 pages/day free

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