Last Updated: Aug 10, 2018     Views: 9830

  Daily Overdue Fine  Maximum
Adults (18-64)  $0.10  $5.00
Seniors (65 and over)   $0.05  $5.00
Children, Teens (up to age 18), Teachers   none
Library Cards Fee  
California residents  Free  
Visitors from outside CA  $10.00  
Lost / Damaged  
replacement varies


  • Materials returned after the due date are subject to overdue fines.
  • Accounts with fees / fines greater than $10.00, or with and item overdue by 60 or more days (10 days for LINK+ and ILL), are blocked from borrowing or renewing physical items. 
  • Fines are not assessed until items are renewed or returned. 
  • Items that are 60 days overdue are billed (LINK+ and ILL items are billed at 10 days overdue). Billed items must be returned immediately, paid for in full, or replaced.
  • MasterCard or Visa is accepted at the Main Library, or you can pay online (LINK+ and ILL items must be paid for by check or money order payable to the owning institution. Please contact 415-557-4406 to discuss.
  • Please see the San Francisco Administrative Code – Public Library Fines & Fees Schedule for complete details.