Loan Periods & Overdue Fines

Loan Periods

Books, magazines, and books on CD can be checked out for three weeks at a time. DVDs can only be checked out by persons 18 years of age or older and may be kept for one week, unless they are new releases, which can be checked out for three days.

Book Fines and Overdue Materials

Item
Cost for Adults
Cost for Children
Per Book / Periodical


$0.35 per day


$0.15 per day


Maximum Book Fine


$10


$10


Interlibrary Loan Materials
(2 free Interlibrary Loans each
month; $2 for additional requests).

Free


Free

Per DVD


$1.00 per day


$1.00 per day


Missing Item Barcode


$0.50


$0.50


Lost/damaged books/materials


Replacement Cost + $2 charge


Replacement Cost + $2 Charge


Missing RFID Tag         $2.00$2.00


You can pay overdue fines at the library by cash, check, or credit card.

To see fines and pay online: Open the SmartPay page into a new tab. Enter your Signal Hill Public Library card barcode number (without spaces) and your PIN. Click Login. Click on Pay Fines/Fees tab to open your account. To pay online, click Pay Online and type in your billing and credit card information. (Visa, Mastercard, or Discover only; no American Express) When done, click Submit. There is a $5 minimum to pay online. The fines need to be over $5.