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​Library Fees

​Please note: In November 2019, Phoenix Public Library will waive all existing overdue fines and discontinue the practice of applying overdue fines to items returned late. Learn more.

Fees for overdue materials may be paid at any Library location. Fees may also be paid online.

Phoenix Public Library uses a collection agency to recover overdue materials when your account balance exceeds $75. Overdue charges are as follows:

  • Adult/Teen books, CDs, Audiobooks, DVDs, videos: 20 cents per item per day
  • Children's books, CDs, Audiobooks: 10 cents per item per day

Maximum Overdue Charges per Checkout/Renewal

  • Adult/Teen books, CDs, Audiobooks, DVDs, videos: $10.00
  • Children's books, CDs, Audiobooks: $5.00
  • Lost/damaged items: cost of item plus any overdue fees

The maximum amount of fees allowed on a card is $25. Fees in excess of $25 must be paid before the card can be re-used.​


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