New Bern-Craven County
Public Library

a member of the Craven-Pamlico-Carteret Regional Library System

Fines and Fees Schedule

An important part of maintaining the library collection and access to it includes retrieving overdue materials so they are available for the public to use. The library aims to do this in a manner that is both fair and effective. Fines are charged for all overdue materials as an incentive for patrons to return them on time. Fines begin the day after the material is due and continue accumulating until the material is returned or until the fine reaches a maximum amount.

As a courtesy, the library attempts to notify library patrons of overdue materials; however, it is the patron’s responsibility to know when their materials are due and to return them on time.

Fines Schedule

Material Fine Maximum Fine
Books $.20/day $10.00
Audio/CD/MP3  $.50/day $10.00
Video/DVD $1.00/day $10.00
Interlibrary Loan $1.00/day No maximum
Art Prints $1.00/day No maximum
Equipment $5.00/day No maximum

Damaged Materials

The library strives to keep its materials clean and in good condition. Patrons are charged for minor damages inflicted on materials. Patrons returning materials soiled or otherwise damaged may be charged additional fees depending on the extent of the damage.

Materials that are lost or damaged beyond further use must be paid for. The patron will be charged the replacement cost for the item. Overdue fees are not charged if the lost or damaged material is paid for. Replacement costs for Interlibrary Loan items are determined by the lending library.

Fees Schedule

Damage Fee
Replacement library card  $3.00
Torn pages in books  $1.00 per page; if more than 5 pages,
book must be replaced
Writing or drawing in book $1.00 per page; if more than 5 pages,
book must be replaced
Lost or damaged barcode $0.50
Torn book jacket or cover  $1.00
Torn book pocket $1.00
Lost or damaged audio book,
single cassette
Lost or damaged music or
audio book, single CD
Lost or damaged book CD case
Small (up to 12 CDs)
Large (up to 24 CDs) $8
Lost or damaged music CD case $2.00
Lost or damaged DVD/video case $2.00
Lost or damaged Reader Kit bag  $1.00

Other Library Services

Service  Fee
Black & White Prints 15¢ per page for letter (8½" X 11")
15¢ per page for legal (8½" X 14")
30¢ per page for ledger (11"X 17")
Color Prints 25¢ per page for letter (8½" X 11")
25¢ per page for legal (8½" X 14")
50¢ per page for ledger (11"X 17")
Microfilm Prints 25¢ per print
Scanning 15¢ per page
Faxing $1.00 per page sending and receiving
Notary $5.00 per signature
Proctored Test $20.00 per test
Interlibrary Loan Postage to return the book to the lending library

Fines and Fees Schedule revised July 1, 2014

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Updated: May 9, 2016.