Fines and Fees


Daily Fine for Overdue Material

Adult and Teen collections     $ .20

Children's Collection               $ .10

Movies & Video Games          $1.00

There are no fines on Magazines or Paperbacks.


Returning your overdue books stops additional fines from being added to your account.  Once you are billed for replacement costs for materials, that cost is reduced to just a fine if you return the materials.  Fines stay on your card until paid.


Maximum Fine for Overdue Materials

There is a maximum fine of $8.00 per item for all overdue material


Partial Payments:

Partial payments are accepted.  If the total amount due on the card is over $7.00, the library card is blocked.  Patrons may make partial payment to update the balance so that the card is returned to active status.


Replacement Cost for Lost or Damaged Material

The replacement cost for lost or damaged material will vary according to the purchase price.  If you have any questions about replacement cost for material, please ask the librarian.


*NEW*  Pay Your Fines and Fees Online

Now you can pay your fines and fees at your convenience using a credit card or debit card online.  It's easy:

  1. Go to the library catalog
  2. Login using your library card number and PIN
  3. Click the checkbox(es) for the fines you wish to pay
  4. Click Pay Fines at the top of the list
  5. Type in the credit card number and expiration date. 
  6. Verify that the contact information in the payment window is correct. 
  7. Submit payment
  8. Your account will be updated to reflect the new balance
  9. A receipt will be sent to your email address. 


Out of State Library Cards

All non-Maryland residents will be charged an annual fee of $10.00 to join the library.  Children under 16 years of age from out of state who apply with their parent receive a free card at the time of a parent's application or paid renewal.


Public FAX

1st Page                    $2.00

Additional pages      $ .25 ea

Out of country faxes are $3.00 for the first page, and $ .25 for each additional page.


Photocopies and Printing

Photocopies, printing from public computer stations, and microfilm reader printing (Washington Street Library)    $. 20


Interlibrary Loan Charges

All Interlibrary Loan requests are free when materials can be located from regular lenders.  Requests for material outside of the regular lenders (OCLC) can be requested.  ACLS will charge a fee for special Interlibrary Loan Requests of $5.00.


Media Purchases

For your convenience, ACLS has the following available for purchase:

CD-R (Compact Disc)          $ 1.00

USB flash drive                      $10.00

Headphones                          $ 3.00