Loan Periods and Fines

Items returned on time and in good condition are free!


Item Limits

  • 100 items (max.) per card
    • ​Limit: 20 DVDs - children collection & 20 DVDs - adult collection
  • 5 items (max.) for student cards

Adult & Teen Items

Loan Period

Daily Fine per item

Most materials 3 weeks 25¢
Best Seller Collection 1 week 25¢
Magazines 1 week 25¢
Feature Movies 1 week 25¢
Circulating Reference 1 week $1
Inter-Library Loans varies $1

Senior Exemption: Persons age 65 or older may request exemptions from fines. Cost of item plus non-refundable processing fee will be assessed for lost items.


Children's Items     

Loan Period

Daily Fine per item

All Materials 3 weeks *

* There are no daily fines for children's materials. However, if an item is overdue more than 6 weeks, it is considered lost, and a non-refundable lost processing fee is charged plus the cost of the item. Once marked as lost at 6 weeks overdue, the $10 lost fee is automatically assessed even if the item is later returned.


BESTSELLER COLLECTION

Timely, popular and immediately available items for checkout.  These high-demand items include fiction and nonfiction books as well as audiobooks and DVDs.  This is a browsing collection, so no holds are allowed.


 

Loan period

Renewals

Daily Fine

Max. Fine

Books
1 week
1
25¢
$10
Audiobooks
1 week
1
25¢
$10
DVDs
1 week
None
25¢
$10

Paying Your Fines

You may pay your fines and fees using cash or check at any one of our libraries, or you may mail us your payment. In addition, if you would like to pay by credit card, you may do so in the library, or using our online Smart Pay system. A $2 convenience fee will be charged to credit card payments.

See the Santa Clara County Library District Fines & Fees Policy (PDF) for a complete listing of fines, fees, and other charges.