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Fines & Fees

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  • $35.00 charge for all returned checks.
  • $15.00 for all accounts referred to collections.

Overdue Fines

You are responsible for returning materials to the library by their due date. If you return materials after the due date, we charge a fine for every day late that the Library is open. When you return materials late and don't pay the fine, the amount owed is added to your record.

Material Overdue Fine / Item / Day Maximum Overdue Fine / Item
Adult Books, Magazines, Audiobooks & CDs 25 cents 8 dollars
Teen Books, Magazines, Audiobooks & CDs 25 cents 8 dollars
Children's Books, Magazines, Audiobooks & CDs 10 cents 5 dollars
DVDs 1 dollar 10 dollars

Lost or Damaged Materials

  • Damaged or Lost Materials: Cost of item plus any overdue fines owed on the item.*
  • Items over 45 days overdue are considered lost. The replacement cost and overdue fines are added to your record.*
  • Missing Component: Cost varies by type of component, ask library staff.
  • Interlibrary Loan/Marina Materials: Determined by the owning library system.

*If you return Lost items within a year of being declared lost, the replacement cost of the item will be waived.

Paying Fines and Fees

  • Pay by Visa, MasterCard or Discover online through your Library Account.
  • Pay by Visa, MasterCard or Discover at Self-Checkout stations.
  • Pay by cash or check at the following branches: Hyattsville, Greenbelt, Spauldings, South Bowie or Oxon Hill.
  • Mail payments by check or money order to:

Administrative Offices
C/O Public Services
6532 Adelphi Rd.
Hyattsville, MD 20782.

Online Payments