Dauphin County Library System: Open for Discovery!
  • DCLS Fines and Fees

    DVD Fees

    • $2 for entertainment DVD's 7 day loan, $2 for each 7 day renewal.
    • Educational DVD's can be checked out for FREE for 21 days.

    Internet and Computer Printout Fees

    • 20¢ per black and white page. 30¢ per  2-sided copy.
    • 50¢ per color page. 80¢ per 2-sided copy.

    Overdue Fines

    • Adult, juvenile, District and Inter-Library Loan items: 25¢ a day.
    • DVD, Blu-Ray: $1.50 a day.
    • Open For Discovery Bags: 25¢ per item per day
    • If more than $10 is owed, borrowing privileges are suspended.
    • A bill for lost items is sent to you when your items are 45 days overdue. That bill will include a billing fee for each item.  Also, if you owe more than $3 in fines, you will receive a notice for the amount. *If we can‘t reach you by phone after the 3 day calling period, you will receive a print notice by default.
    • The library system may refer past due accounts with fines and fees of $45 or above to a collection agency.  Books and media are expensive and unreturned materials are a loss to the entire community.

    Item Fees for Damaged or Lost Materials

    • Borrowers are responsible for the replacement cost of lost or damaged library materials.
      • A billing fee of up to $11 will be added for each lost item.
      • A cost of up to $8 will be charged for missing pieces from sets or kits..

    Interlibrary Loan

    DCLS covers basic fees for ILL materials. If a lending library assesses extra fees, those fees will be passed along to the patron.

    Requested Items

    There will be a $.50 per item charge for those items not picked up by last day available.  Requests can be canceled either by logging into your library account or by calling the library where you wished to pick-up the item.

    Computer Use Pass

    • $2 per hour for non-library cardholders  
     
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