Late Fees

Late Fees

If an item is overdue, a late fee of 30 cents per day, per item will apply. Late fees on all children’s materials are 20 cents per day, per item. Certain specialized items may have different overdue fees. Examples of this include musical instruments or wireless hotspots, which carry overdue fees of $1/day.

Late fees stop accruing once the replacement cost of each item is reached. You can continue to check out items if you owe $10.00 or less. There are no late fees for streaming and downloadable materials.

Lost or Damaged Materials

Library materials that are lost or remain unreturned after six weeks from the due date are automatically billed to your account.

You may also be charged for items that are damaged during your loan period.

Bills include a $5 processing fee to cover re-cataloging, processing, labels, barcodes, etc. If you find a lost item after you pay for it, you may be entitled to a refund. The Library does not accept replacement items. You may arrange a payment plan or make partial payments on lost Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh items.

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