Charges and Fees
All SBPL locations will be closed on March 31 for Cesar Chavez Day and Central Library Closed Due to Construction March 31 - April 4.
At 30 days overdue, an item will be considered lost and the full replacement cost as set forth above will be charged to the account.
When a patron account has accrued $40 and the amount remains unpaid after 30 days, a materials recovery agency referral will take place and a $10.00 processing fee will be charged to the library account.
At 60 days overdue, lost item charges will be considered permanent even if the material is returned to the library.
Damaged Materials: a charge may be imposed for library owned materials commensurate with the damages as determined by the Library Director or the Director’s designee. If replacement of the damaged item is required, lost materials fees will apply.
The following schedule of fees shall apply to all books and other materials which are not returned on or before the due date.
Interlibrary Loan Materials
Laptop Computers, Chromebooks, and Hotspots
Extended use fees begin accumulating on the day following the due date and accrue for each succeeding day including weekends and holidays.
Patrons accumulating charges of $10.00 or more may have library privileges suspended until such time as full payment is received.
Waivers: the extended use fees provided herein may be waived by the Library Director or designee if it is determined that the patron's failure to return the library materials is due to exceptional circumstances.
40 East Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101