Fines & Fees

Fines for materials from the Chester County Library System can be paid in person at any of the CCLS member libraries. Fines can also be mailed in or paid online with a credit card. The Chester County Library accepts Visa, Discover and MasterCard for payment of fees and fines. 

View our current Fines & Fees schedule.

Fees for Digital Media Lab and Makerspace (DMLM) supplies are listed on the DMLM page.

Pay Fees And Fines Online.

Materials Recovery Service
The Chester County Library System uses a material recovery service to help member libraries recover long-overdue materials and fines. This service allows the libraries to have as many items as possible available to the public. The Library sends a First Notice followed by a Bill Notice. If materials are not returned after these two notices, borrowing privileges are suspended. If materials are unreturned for two weeks after the Bill Notice and if the amount owed in fines reaches a certain threshold, the borrower's account is sent to Unique Management Services. Titles of overdue items are not sent, thus maintaining the borrower's confidentiality.

Help Us Help You!
If we have your current e-mail address we can send you reminders when your items are due and holds are ready for pick up.

Make Sure Your Account is Fine Free!
Owe more than $10.00 in fines? You may not be able to check out or place holds on items.
In addition, if you owe $35.00 or more, you may be referred to Unique Management with a collection fee added. Access your account online to check your record for unpaid charges, or stop by the Circulation Desk at any library in the Chester County Library System.