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Orange County Public Library Fines and Fees


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Pay Fines Online

OCPL Main Library and Cybrary customers can pay library fines through the Fines/Fees screen in their online account. A library card number and password are required to login to our account. 

About Online Payments:

  • Online Payments are processed through PayPal's PayFlow Pro secure gateway service. The library does not store any credit card information in your patron account.
  • Debit cards that can function as a credit card can be used for online payment.
  • Mobile catalog users must use the full catalog, rather than the mobile catalog, to pay fines online.
  • Credit card payments will be accepted online only at this time. If visiting the library in person to pay a fine, cash and check payments are accepted.


Fines and Fees


Fine per Day
Maximum Fine per Item
Overdue Fees - OCPL Main Library & Cybrary
Adult books, CDs, magazines & audiobooks
Young Adult books, CDs, & magazines
Children's books, CDs, magazines & audiobooks
Literacy bags & Kindles
Overdue Fees - OCPL Carrboro Branch
Carrboro Branch Materials (Children's and Adult)
Carrboro Branch Movies


Lost and Damaged Materials

Customers must pay for any materials lost or damaged beyond use. The replacement cost is the item’s list price plus a $5.00 service charge. If an item is out of print or a price is unavailable, a default replacement cost will be used. It is based on average costs of materials.

Library Fees


Library Card Fees Amount
Orange County residents Free
Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham, or Person County residents Free
Other out-of-county residents $25.00 per year
Replacement Card $2.00
Special Fees Amount
Interlibrary Loan $3.00 per request
Computer Printouts $0.15 per page
Photocopies $0.15 per page
Sending Fax $1.00 per page
Receiving Fax $0.50 per page