Loan Periods

  Item Loan Period
Overdue Charge/Day
Maximum Charge/Item
 3 weeks
50  3

$.35 Adult / $.20 Juvenile

$10 Adult / $5 Juvenile
  Audiobooks  3 weeks
10  3 $.35 $10 Adult / $5 Juvenile
  CDs  3 weeks
10  3 $.35 $10 Adult / $5 Juvenile
  DVDs  7 days
10  3 $.35 $10 Adult / $5 Juvenile
  Periodicals  3 weeks
10  3 $.35 $10 Adult / $5 Juvenile
  Book Club Kits
42 days

 3 $.35 $10
  Interlibrary Loan ($5 per item)
$1 Cost of Item

*Items are not eligible for renewal if there is a hold on the item.

*The maximum number of checkouts is 50 items per patron. 

Fines, Service Charges & User Fees

While all of the library's programs and most of our services are free, charges are required for certain services, replacement of lost items, or fines for overdue materials. Items accruing fines cannot be renewed if total fines exceed $10 on adult cards and $5 on children's cards.

Fines are calculated by the type of material checked out, regardless of whether the borrower is an adult or a child. You may pay for fines with cash, personal check, or a credit card (Visa, Mastercard, or Discover) at any Circulation Desk.

You can also pay for fines by credit card online at My Account. Click here for more information on how to pay by credit card.

Please note: beginning June 15, 2011, all accounts with delinquent fines and fees of $25 or more for 60 days are forwarded to Unique Management Services, Inc (Unique). A non-negotiable service fee of $10 is added to each delinquent account. Balances can be paid with cash, check, or credit card at any checkout desk or online with a credit card at My Account. If you have been contacted by Unique, please note that they will not report any patron account to a credit agency for at least 120 days after being forwarded the patron account.

Overdue Fines (effective March 1, 2009)

You can pay fines with a credit card at any circulation desk or online at My Account. Please visit "Pay with Credit Cards" to learn how to pay online.

Service Charges (effective March 1, 2009)

  Temporary resident card fee (non-refundable)


  Interlibrary Loan


  Returned Check fee


  Lost, damaged, or missing items:

  Library materials*

*If lost items are returned within 30 days of paying replacement cost, you will receive a refund minus fines and a $5.00 processing charge per item.


Cost of item + $5.00 processing fee

  Library Card




  CD, DVD, Audiobook cases


  Plastic Bags


User Fees

  Photocopy, computer, or microform printout

$.25 per page

  Internet guest pass (per visit)


Alexandria Library is not responsible for equipment damage that may result from use of its audio visual material.