Last Updated: Aug 22, 2018     Views: 3751

The library will send a bill when an item is 60 days overdue (or at 10 days overdue for InterLibrary Loan and LINK+ items). At that point you can simply return the item. Or, you can:

Pay in person or online:

  • If you would like to pay before you receive a bill, contact us and we'll mark the item as lost which will allow you to pay online.
  • If you find the original item and return it within 1 year of payment, you can be reimbursed if you save your payment receipt.
  • LINK+ and InterLibrary Loan (ILL) charges must be paid to the owning library via check or money order. Call 415-557-4406 to discuss before paying.

Replace the item: 

  • Please bring a like-new copy (no stickers, stamps, writing, discoloration, etc.) to any library location:
    • Use the item's ISBN to find an exact replacement.
    • Beware when buying inexpensive copies as these items may have stamps, stickers, writing, discolorations, etc. which make them unsuitable. 
    • San Francisco Public Library reserves the right to refuse any replacement copy.
  • LINK+ and InterLibrary Loan (ILL) items may not be replaceable. Call 415-557-4406 to discuss.