Loan Periods, Fines & Fees
OCPL allows cardholders to check out any combination of items, for a total maximum of 50. For example, 22 books + 8 audiobooks + 4 CDs + 5 new DVDs + 4 older DVDs + 6 magazines + 1 storytelling kit.
|Library Item||Loan Period||Daily/Maximum
|Books||14 days||20¢ / $8|
|Audiobooks||14 days||20¢ / $8|
|Music CDs||14 days||20¢ / $8|
|NCDL eBooks & eAudio||7, 14, or 21 days||No overdue fines||Access is blocked if fines are over $5|
|New Movies (less than 6 months old)||7 days||20¢ / $8||Not allowed on juvenile accounts|
|DVDs (more than 6 months old)||14 days||20¢ / $8||Not allowed on juvenile accounts|
|Magazines (except current issue)||14 days||20¢ / $8|
|Storytelling Kits||14 days||50¢ / $11||2 checkouts per card, not allowed
on juvenile accounts
When materials have reached the maximum overdue fine, you will receive a bill for those items. The bill will include the cost of the item, the overdue fine, and a $3 processing fee per item. If the materials are returned in good condition (shelf-ready), the cost of the items and the processing fees will be removed from your account. The overdue fines must still be paid.
OCPL has partnered with UMS Library Debt Collection Services for past due accounts of $50 or more. Any accounts sent to collections will have a non-refundable $10 collection agency fee applied. Any accounts not resolved through UMS Library Debt Collection Services will be submitted to the NC Debt Setoff program for collection through state tax refunds.
|Computer Printouts||20¢ per page (letter or legal, color or black & white, microfilm)|
|Copy Machine||20¢ per page (letter or legal)|
|Fax||$1 per page (send or receive)|
|Meeting Room||$25 (no fee for government agencies and non-profits)|
|Lost Library Card||$1 replacement fee|
|Test Proctor||$30 per test (written or online)|
|Visitor Pass for Computer Use||$2 per 2 hour pass|
|Collection Agency Processing Fee||$10 (non-refundable)|