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Charges & Fees

Schedule of Fees for Library Materials and Services

Please Note: Library accounts with fines or fees over $40.00 due for 30 days will be referred to a collection agency.

Extended Use Fees & Overdue Fines

Material Category Daily Rate / Maximum
Adult & Children's Books, magazines, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, Mobile Hotspots, and Book Club in a Bag Kits $0.25 / $8.00
Reference materials $1.00 / $16.00
Interlibrary Loan materials $2.00 / $24.00 or charges billed by lending institution, whichever is greater
Laptop Computers $2.00 / 15 minutes with no maximum

Services and Other Fees

B&W Copies & Printouts (up to 11x17") 15¢ / per page
Color Printouts (up to 11x17") 25¢ / per page (where available)
Replacement of Library Card  $2.00
Interlibrary Loan Materials $15.00 / item
Obituary Research $25.00 / name
General Research  $25.00 / 30 minutes (mail & e-mail requests)
USB flash drive $8.00
Headphones $3.00
Collection Agency $10.00 (see Materials Recovery Program for details)

Unreturned or Lost Materials

Material Category Fee
Juvenile books $30.00
Adult fiction books $30.00
Adult non-fiction books $30.00
Reference books $60.00*
Music CDs $20.00*
Books on CD $50.00*
Periodicals $8.00
DVDs and Blu-rays
Laptop computers $600.00
*or cost of entire set if Library is unable to replace individual item.
  • Damaged Materials. A charge may be imposed for library-owned materials commensurate with the damages.
  • To report a Lost or Damaged library item, call (805) 962-7653 or your local branch library.
All charges and fees are in accordance with the City of Santa Barbara Resolution No. 17-058
For more information please contact your local library
Last Updated: Feb 19, 2019
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