|for books, CDs, books on tape, magazines, etc.||$0.10||$5.00|
|for videos (DVD, VCD, VHS)||$1.00||$5.00|
|for seniors (65 and over), except for videos||$0.05||$5.00|
|for children and young adults (0-17 years)||No fines||No fines|
|Visitors from outside California||$10.00|
|Replacement cards for adults||$1.00|
|Replacement cards for children and young adults||$0.50|
If materials are returned past their due date, overdue fines must be paid. You may continue to check out items if you have less than $10.00 in fines. Fines are not assessed until you renew or return overdue items. Billed items must be paid in full. Children and young adults (0-17 years) using their own library cards are not charged overdue fines. Replacement cost and a non-refundable processing fee of $5.00 will be charged for each item not returned. Please see the Library Fines and Fees Ordinance for details about all fines and fees.
MasterCard or Visa is accepted at the Main Library for fines and fees or by logging into your library record. Please report a lost or stolen library card immediately by calling the Main Library at (415) 557-4400, or your neighborhood branch library.
Residents of California with identification may obtain a free library card. Visitors from outside of California may obtain a card for $10. The Visitor Card is valid for 3 months and may be renewed with an additional $10 fee. Find out more about getting a library card.