Fines & Fees

To avoid overdue charges, materials can be easily renewed by phone (651-450-2999), by computer from home or in the library, or by calling the library. You may also sign up for e-mail notification of materials coming due in the next three days.

Overdue fines are charged to encourage library users to return items for others to use and enjoy.

Daily Overdue Fines

Material Fine
Adult Materials
30¢ per item per day; maximum of $16.00 per item, paperbacks and magazines a maximum of $8.50per item or cover price (whichever is lower).
Children's and Teen Materials
10¢ per item per day; maximum of $4.25 per item or cover price (whichever is lower).
$1.00 per day overdue
Book Group Discussion Kits
$1.00 per day overdue


Rental DVDs
50¢ per day
Lost SSP library card replacement
Lost Dakota County library card replacement
Lost or damaged book
Total cost of the book
Photocopies and computer prints (B&W only)
15¢ per page
Collection agency fee
Return check fee
Maximum liability for stolen library card
Non-resident Library Card Annual Fee