Fines and Fees

Effective September 1, 2021, overdue fines will not be charged for materials kept past their due date. All items will check out for 21 days, with three automated renewals as long as no one is waiting (please see this page for exceptions). Patrons are still responsible for paying overdue fines accrued prior to September 1, 2021.

Overdue notices will be sent out at 7, 14, and 21 days past the item's due date. At 30 days overdue, the item will be marked as "lost" and the patron will be unable to check out or renew any physical items until they return the lost item, or pay for its replacement cost plus a $5 re-processing fee. Patrons will still be able to check out eMaterials and use Library computers.

If the patron owes $100 or more in lost items, they will be sent to the City of Escondido's Collections Department, and will no longer be able to check out eMaterials or use Library computers until the Collections account is resolved.

Link+ items do not accrue overdue fees. However, replacement costs for lost items are $115 per item.

Library Fees:

Flash Drives (4GB)- $5

Tote Bags - $2

Ear Buds - $3

ILL- $2

Library Card Replacements - $2

Black and White prints or copies: $0.20 per page

Color prints or copies: $0.50 per page

Fax: $1 per page

All items can be paid for with cash or credit: Visa, Mastercard, Discover