Fines & Late Fees

All library materials are free to cardholders. Any item not returned on time will incur a fine, which must be paid before any additional material can be checked out by the patron. Fines will not exceed half the price of the item.

Fines are $0.05 per day with the exception of video materials, which are $1 per day. All items can be checked out for up to 21 days, with the exception of audio/visual materials and bestsellers, which can be checked out for seven days.

To avoid late fees, patrons may renew items online or via telephone at 361.777.4560 during regular library hours. Items can only be renewed if there are no reserves pending on the item and only to the patron who originally checked out the materials. Items can be renewed no more than twice.

Note: Responsibility for the reading, listening, viewing, and borrowing materials by children and young adults, as well as for their use of the library, rests with the parent or legal guardian.