The mission of the Butte County Library is to provide all individuals, regardless of age, ethnic background, educational or economic level, with free access to ideas, information, and technology.
Fines & Fees
  • Overdue library items : $0.25 per item per day, to a maximum of $2.50 per item for children’s materials and $5.00 per item for young adult and adult materials.
  • Replacement library card: $1.00.
  • Check-out privileges are blocked when an account balance exceeds $10.00.
  • After an item is 45 days overdue, it is considered lost. The price of the item plus a processing fee of $9.00 is assessed to the patron's record.
  • If a library account reaches $50.00 or more it is referred to a collection agency. A non-refundable $12.00 fee is also charged to the account at the time of referral.
  • Library fines are not reported to credit agencies.

You may pay your fines in person via cash, check, or card at your local branch, or you can also pay with card online.

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