No More Late Fines!

As of Oct 01, 2019, the Palm Beach County Library System no longer charges late fines on materials that are overdue. Our mission is to provide open access to information and materials.

Materials returned damaged will be billed for the replacement cost of the item. Materials lost or not returned to the library will be billed for the replacement cost of the item. If you return the lost item, the bill will be canceled.

  • Your checkout loan periods have not changed. Return items within seven days after the final due date to avoid replacement charges.
  • You can check out a total of 50 items.
  • You can now place holds on 50 items at a time.
  • Any items that you have checked out will automatically renew up to three times if there are no holds.

Frequently Asked Questions

Your account will be charged the full replacement cost for the item. If the amount owed on your account is above $24.99 your account will be blocked. If accrued fees exceed $49.99 your account will be sent to a collection agency after 90 days.
When the item is returned the charge is waived.
This means now you will not be able to borrow print or electronic materials or use online resources until your account balance is below $25.
No. You can still use the Library computers, attend events and browse materials.
No. You will still be charged for lost or damaged materials.
Fines posted to your account prior to Oct 01, 2019 will remain. The fines are still owed but if they are less than $25 your account will no longer be blocked.
If your account has been turned over to the collection agency, your card will still be blocked until the balance is $0.
Select My Account from the top right corner of and sign in with your library card number and PIN. You can also access your account from the library’s app which you can download for free.
You can pay online with debit or credit card. You can also pay with cash or check at any member services desk.
Refunds will be issued for lost item payments made within 6 months.