Library Policies and Procedures

The following documents are library polices drafted by the Library Administration and approved by the Library Board.

For questions about any of these policies, please contact us.


For information about checkout limits and fees, see our Checkout Limits page.

Rules of Conduct CUS-1

Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources (AUP) PUB-4

Accessibility PUB-11

Uso Aceptable de Resursos Electrónicos (Español) PUB-4 (S)

Confidentiality of Library Records MGT-2

Display and or Distribution of Non-Library Printed Materials PUB-8

Fines & Fees CIR-4

Free Speech Activity MGT-5

Library Cards CIR-1

Library Presented Public Programs PUB-1

Loan Guidelines CIR-7

Materials Donations MGT-4

Materials Selection Policy COL-1

Meeting Room Use MGT-3


Notice of library fees change, effective August 1, 2013


  • Increase the Collection Agency Fee from $10 to $15.
  • Charge customers $1 for each hold that is not picked up by the due date.
  • Implement a $5 Small Balance Program Fee for customers who owe fines that range between $15.01 and $24.99.

Notice of library fees change, effective July 1, 2010


  • Permanent non-residents of Maricopa County are now eligible for a Scottsdale Public Library card upon payment of an annual fee of $30.
  • Library cards for permanent non-residents of Maricopa County will expire annually.
  • Customers are delinquent when their accounts reach $15.00.
  • Customers no longer have the option to replace lost or damaged materials but will be charged the cost of the item.
  • Maximum overdue fine for adult materials moves to $10.00 per item
    (children’s and teen materials remain at $5.00 per item).
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