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Fines and Fees
When materials owned by the City of Temple and provided on loan by the Temple Public Library are damaged, late, or not returned, TPL will assess fines and fees to repair or replace items.

Fines
Fines are assessed by item type. Fines are assessed at a daily rate for items that are not returned on time. Fines typically stop accruing once they reach the price of the item itself. For DVD/Blu-Ray/TV Series, the maximum fine is $10.00

  • Books: $0.10/day
  • Test Books: $0.50/day
  • DVD/Blu-Ray/TV Series: $0.50/day

Fees
Fees are assessed for items that are damaged or lost by patrons. If items are damaged beyond repair or they are lost, the full replacement price of the item will be assessed and charged to the patron’s account. In addition to the price of the item, a $5.00 processing fee will also be charged to the patron’s account.

Fines and fees can be waived at the discretion of the Library Director or appointed staff.

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