What is the fine for overdue items?

What is the fine for overdue items?


On January 11, 2023, Houston City Council voted to update an ordinance eliminating late fines for Houston Public Library (HPL) materials returned or renewed past their due date.

As part of this launch, HPL will have an amnesty period January 17, 2023-February 18, 2023.  During the amnesty period, anyone who visits the library can have a staff member check their account, and any prior fines or fees will be cleared to give them a fresh start.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) fines and fees still apply, as those are items belonging to other library systems, not HPL.

For more information, check out our Fine Free blog post!



  • Last Updated Aug 10, 2023
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  • Answered By Sreelu Kurup

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