Loan Period / Fines / Fees

Check-out Periods

  • Express books: 7 days
  • Internet Hotspots: 7 days
  • Interlibrary Loan Items: 21 days
  • Most library materials: 21 days


Most Library items will be automatically renewed 2 days before the due date as long as no holds have been placed on them by other library customers. Items may be renewed a maximum of 5 times.

  • Renew by phone: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, toll-free number 800-354-9660.
  • Renew online


  • Materials may be returned in the library or through our 24-hour exterior book drops:
    • 11th Street building exterior: all materials.
    • Drive-through: all materials.
  • Materials may be returned to any Black Gold library branch.

Fines (per day)

All items: $0.25 per day, per item. $8 max per item.

  • Borrowing privileges are suspended for accounts owing more than $10 in fines/fees.
  • Charges will be assessed for lost and damaged items. Replacement fee schedule below.
  • Missing barcodes or identification tags: $1


  • Faxes: $2 per page.
  • Interlibrary loan items: $2 (Non-Black Gold).
  • Library card replacement: $1.
  • Photocopies/computer printouts: $0.20 per page.

Replacement Fee Schedule

The fee schedule for lost or damaged items is adopted by the City Council and updated annually. Current fees are:

Replacement Material Fee per Item
Adult Non-Fiction Books $42
Adult Fiction Books $36
Juvenile Non-Fiction Books $26
Juvenile Fiction Books $26
Paperbacks $10
Periodicals $8
Pamphlets $5
Books on CD Sets $10 per disc
DVD $31
CD $31
Repair Material Fee per Item
Adult Books $5
Juvenile Books $5
Paperbacks/Pamphlets None
Periodicals $5
Audio Cassettes $5
Book/Cassette set $5