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Libraries - fines
Borrowing books from North Yorkshire libraries is free; however fines will be incurred if books are returned after the stated due date.
You can find the fines for overdue books below, along with details on renewing borrowed items.
The fines for overdue books increase daily. These can be avoided by renewing the loaned books before the date they are due back. Books may be renewed up to five times without returning the books to the library, provided they are not required by anyone else.
We encourage the prompt return of borrowed items, so that other people can benefit, especially if they are in popular demand.
Renewing books and other items
You can renew books at any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week by using our online renewals service or by telephoning 0845 034 9583 and following the instructions.
For both of the renewal methods above, you will need to enter your library card number and PIN to proceed. After five unseen renewals, books must be brought back to the library to be renewed. For more ways to renew your items, see the libraries - loan renewals page.
Fines for overdue books
Overdue fines for weeks or part weeks overdue
Fines for overdue audio books, CDs, DVDs
There are no fines for overdue audio books, CDs and DVDs as they are hired on a per-loan basis. If you keep the items past the return date you will be charged for additional loan periods until you return them.
Blind or partially-sighted people, or borrowers with a disability preventing their use of normal text will not be charged for hire fees or overdue charges when borrowing audio books.
Some notes on overdue fines:
Libraries - fines - frequently asked questions