Fines & Fees

 The below information refers to Fines and Fees for the Central Library and City Branch libraries. The suburban libraries fines and fees may vary. 


OCPL city locations are no longer charging overdue fines! Have overdue books that you've been meaning to return? Bring them back and we'll waive the overdue charges! Many suburban libraries no longer charge overdue fines, too. Please check your location for details.


  • Lost or Damaged Items: Borrowers will be charged the cost of replacing lost or damaged items at all locations.
  • Out of County Borrower Card: Select OCPL locations charge an annual library card fee if you live outside Onondaga County. OCPL does not automatically charge this annual fee when the year expires. Borrowers may call their library directly, to determine if this fee applies.

Please Note:

  • Charges for Interlibrary Loan materials are determined by the owning library.
  • The Central Library and city branch libraries allow the use of credit cards for payment of fees with a $3.00 minimum.