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Fines & Fees


$35.00 charge for all returned checks.
$15.00 for all accounts referred to collections.

Overdue Fines

You are responsible for returning materials to the library by their due date. If you return materials after the due date, we charge a fine for every day late that the Library is open. When you return materials late and don't pay the fine, the amount owed is added to your record.


Material Overdue Fine/Item/Day Maximum Overdue Fine/Item

Adult books, Magazines, Audiobooks & CDs

25¢ $8

Teen books, Magazines, Audiobooks & CDs

25¢ $8

Children's books, Magazines, Audiobooks & CDs

10¢ $5


$1 $10

C.R.A.B book club kits

$1 $10

Lost or Damaged Materials

Damaged or Lost Materials: Cost of item plus any overdue fines owed on the item.*
Items over 45 days overdue are considered lost. The replacement cost and overdue fines are added to your record.*
Missing Component: Cost varies by type of component, ask library staff.
Interlibrary Loan/Marina Materials: Determined by the owning library system.
*If you return Lost items within a year of being declared lost, the replacement cost of the item will be waived.

Paying Fines and Fees

Pay by Visa, MasterCard or Discover online through your library account.
Pay by Visa, MasterCard or Discover at Self-Checkout stations.
Pay by cash or check at the following branches:

Hyattsville, Greenbelt, Spauldings, South Bowie or Oxon Hill.


Mail payments by check or money order to:

Administrative Offices
C/O Public Services
9601 Capital Ln

Upper Marlboro, MD 20774