See Get a Library Card for more information.
Certain types of items, such as Hot.Right.Now. books and DVDs, have checkout limits but they are clearly marked.
|Material Type||Checkout Length
Fee Per Item
|Adult & Young Adult Books||21 days; 50 renewals||25 cents||$10.00|
|Children's Books||21 days; 50 renewals||10 cents||$10.00|
|Books on CD||21 days; 20 renewals||25 cents||$10.00|
|Movies||7 days; 20 renewals||$1.00||$10.00|
|Music CDs & Video Games||7 days; 20 renewals||25 cents||$10.00|
|Magazines||7 days; 50 renewals||n/a||n/a|
|Circuit & Link+||21 days; 1 renewal||$1.00||No maximum|
|Interlibrary Loan (ILL)||21 days; no renewals||50 cents||$25.00|
Always check your receipt for due dates. Renew materials online or by calling (858) 514-4765.
*Certain types of items may have different checkout periods, but they are clearly marked.
**Note: items may not be renewed if the item is "on hold" for another customer.
Borrowing privileges will be suspended if an account has fines or fees in excess of $20.
Lost items or items that are damaged beyond repair: $5 processing fee (non-refundable) plus price of the item
Returned check fee: $25 per returned check
Community room usage fee: $50 for each two hour period (fee waived if proof of 501(c)3 provided)
Collection Agency Fee: $10 per referral
Library fines in excess of $10 may be paid online through your library account.
Fines and fees may also be paid at your local branch or by mailing a check made out to San Diego County Library to the following address:
San Diego County Library
Attn: Circulation Services
5560 Overland Avenue, Suite 110
San Diego, CA 92123
Library materials may be renewed over the phone by calling (858) 514-4765.
Items may be returned to any San Diego County Library branch. Book drops are available for after hours returns.