Fines and Fees

Most Wanted

Most Wanted items are a collection of new and recent books and DVDs that are ready to check out in each of our libraries. This collection is a ready to pick up collection that is non-requestable and non-renewable.

    Check Out Late Fees
3 Day Loan DVDs 3 days 50¢ / day
14 Day Loan Books 14 days 50¢ / day

NEW Items

Our NEW items are new to the collection and have a 1 to 2 week checkout period, depending on the item. These items are able to be requested online or through one of our library staff. They are also renewable, as long as there are no pending requests from other customers.

    Check Out Late Fees
New Items DVDs 1 week 50¢ / day
New Items Books 2 weeks 50¢ / day
New Items Books on CD 3 weeks 20¢ / day
New Items Music CDs 2 weeks 20¢ / day

Regular Collection

Our regular collection has a 3 week checkout period for books, DVDs and CDs. All of these items are requestable and renewable, as long as there are no pending requests from other customers.

All Items Check Out Late Fees
  3 weeks 20¢ / day

Maximum Overdue Fines Per Item

Children's and Teen Materials $5.00
Adult Materials $10.00

Additional Fees

All Other Lost or Destroyed Items Actual cost of Item
Processing Fee for Lost or Destroyed Items
(starting 7-1-2014)
Tote Bags/Talk and Tote Sets $20.00
Collection Agency Fee (starting 8-1-2013) $15.00
Returned Check & Credit Card Chargebacks $25.00
Holds Not Picked Up (starting 8-1-2013) $1.00 / ea
ILL fee for item not picked up (starting 7-1-2014) $1.00 / ea
ILL fee per day for overdue materials (starting 7-1-2014) $1.00 / ea


  1. A customer becomes delinquent when the charges on his/her account reach $10.00. At this point the customer’s borrowing privileges are suspended until the total charges owed are brought below $10.00.
  2. Staff have the option of waiving or reducing a charge if they feel extenuating circumstances so warrant.
  3. All library debts are discharged when listed in a customer’s bankruptcy.
  4. A police report (filed within 60 days of items being due) is necessary for the Library to waive related fees and replacement costs on items stolen from the customer or checked out on a lost/stolen library card.
  5. Customers may be given a refund within 30 days of payment for lost items. Return of the library item in reusable condition and proof of payment showing method of payment are required for a refund. Processing frees are non-refundable.
  6. Cash refunds up to $50.00 are allowed for transactions paid by cash or traveler’s checks. Cash refunds up to $10.00 are allowed for transactions paid by personal checks. Refunds for check transactions over $10.00 must be issued by City check through the Accounts Payable department. Transactions processed by credit card must be refunded on the same credit card.

Paying Your Fines

There are two ways you can pay your fines.

1. Pay In-Library:

You can pay in-person at either Civic Center Library or Mustang Library, at the Customer Service desk.

2. Pay by Mail:

Checks made payable to
“The City of Scottsdale” may be mailed to:

Civic Center Library
P.O. Box 1000
Scottsdale, AZ 85252

Please be sure to note your account number on your check.

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