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Fees & Fines

As of Jan. 1, 2022, the Fairfax County Public Library  will no longer assess late fines to the record of any borrower for most items.  Few special collection items (Chromebooks, ILL items, Mobile Hotspots, Nature Back Packs, Art Prints) will retain daily late fees.  After an item is overdue for 21 days, the customer will be billed for the replacement cost of that item, unless the item is returned.  Responsibility for returning items in a timely manner belongs to the cardholder. The library offers email notification of due date reminders to help customers avoid late fines. If you do not choose to receive email notifications about your account and have provided a phone number you will receive a phone call when an item is ten days past due.

Borrowing privileges are blocked when the amount owed is $15 or more.

Items Fees & Fines
Framed Art, Nature Back Packs $0.30 per day overdue/
$6.00 maximum - Provided the item is returned
Reference books (When allowed to circulate) $1.00 per hour overdue/
$1,000.00 maximum
Interlibrary Loan $1.00 per day overdue/ $1,000.00 maximum

Connect Kit - - Includes the following:




Power Cable

$1.00 per day overdue

$600.00 Chromebook Replacement fee

$90 Hotspot Replacement fee

$30 Bag Replacement fee

$25 Power Cable Replacement fee

Replacement library card No Charge
Non-Resident library card $27.00/year
Guest pass to use the library's Internet computers

No Charge

Lost and Damaged Materials

Items that are more than 21 days overdue will be declared lost and the cardholder will be billed for the cost of the item.  If the long overdue item is returned, the replacement cost will be removed. Items that are damaged will be billed for the cost of the item. Once a lost item is paid for it becomes the property of the customer and the library will not provide a refund or credit if found.

Please look thoroughly before reporting a loss as the cost of the item is non-refundable should you subsequently find the item. Report lost or damaged items at any library branch,

Payment Method

You may pay fees with check*, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and AmEx credit or debit cards at any library branch or online. We are not able to accept payment by phone, or payments made through Venmo, Google Pay, Apple Pay, etc.

* Make check payable to Fairfax County Public Library and include library card number in the memo field. Payment may be sent to:
Circulation Services
Fairfax County Public Library
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 324
Fairfax, VA 22035-0012

If you have a question about a particular fee on your library account, please send us an email and be sure to include your name and library card number for reference.

Fairfax County Public Library no longer accepts in-kind replacement for materials billed lost/damaged.

Overpayment Refunds

Overpayments of $15 or more on customer library accounts made in error are automatically generated and normally sent within 2 to 3 weeks from the date of notification. For questions about your account refund or overpayment, please contact 703-324-3100 or email.

Collection Agency

The library is obligated to attempt the recovery of all outstanding debt and/or library materials. To that end, customers with fees of $25 or more are subject to referral to a collection agency and a non-negotiable $10.00 referral fee will be applied to the account.

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