Fines and Fees


Arapahoe Libraries has eliminated overdue fines. Although we will no longer charge overdue fines, materials still have the usual due dates and replacement fees will be charged for lost items. 

Overdue Notices
Patrons may choose to receive overdue notices by email, phone or text. Overdue notices are issued one, two and three weeks after an item is due. If you choose notification by email or text, you will also receive a courtesy reminder notice two days before an item is due.

Account Restrictions

  • Unpaid fees of more than $10 block the check out of additional items.

Fees

  • An item overdue by 30 days is considered lost and the replacement cost for the price of the item is billed to the patron’s account.
  • Collection Agency Fee: If materials are not returned within 65 days or replacement fees of $50 or more remain unpaid, your account may be sent to a recovery agency and a $10 fee may apply.
  • Electronic devices returned to the book drop will be charged $15. If the device is damaged, the replacement cost will be charged.  
  • Non-Sufficient Funds Fee: A check returned with Non-Sufficient Funds (NSF) will result in an additional $25 fee.

Payment Options

Replacement fees for lost items can be paid by cash, check or credit card in one of our libraries, through your online account or by calling 303-LIBRARY (303-542-7279). 

Unfortunately, we cannot accept replacement copies of lost materials.

Lost/Damaged

An item overdue by 30 days is considered lost and the replacement cost for the price of the item is billed to the patron’s account. Unfortunately, we cannot accept replacement items.
Format Cost
Audiobook – 1 disc $10
Adult Book Club Kit – Entire $100
Adult Book Club Kit – 1 Book $10
Check Out Colorado State Parks – Backpack $8
Check Out Colorado State Parks – Binoculars $25
Check Out Colorado State Parks – Park Pass $70
Children & Teen Book Club Kit – Entire $60
Children & Teen Book Club Kit – 1 Book $5
Dash Robot $199
Device Accessories (case, cord…) $10
Dot Robot $30
GoPro Camera $250
iPad Minis $250
Kit – 1 piece $10
Laptop $500
Magazine – Adult $4
Magazine – Children's $2
Mobile Hotspots $70
MOBIUS Items $40
MonoMouse $145
Nook Tablet $150
Playaway View Cord $15
Prospector Items $40
Sphero $100
All Others Replacement Cost

Purchases

Item Cost
Book Bags $1
Computer CD-R Disc $1
Earbuds $1
Black & White Prints or Copies 10 cents/page
Color Printing 25 cents/page
Color Copies 25 cents/page
Used Books Friend's Bookstores
Food & Beverage Cafés
Print