Library Fees

Beginning November 17, 2021, the Orange County Public Library does not charge fines for any overdue materials. 

Fees for Lost & Damaged Materials

Customers must pay for any materials lost or damaged beyond use. The replacement cost is the item’s list price plus a $5 service charge. If an item is out of print or a price is unavailable, a default replacement cost will be used. It is based on average costs of materials.

Library Card Fees

  • There is no fee for library accounts/cards for anyone living in Orange, Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham or Person County. We also offer free library accounts/cards to employees with Orange County Government, Town of Hillsborough, Town of Carrboro, UNC- Chapel Hill and Health Care, and Durham Tech. You can sign up for a library account here 
  • All students and employees in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, Eno River Academy, Orange County Schools, and The Expedition School automatically receive free library accounts 
  • We charge $25/year for all other library accounts. If you have lost your card, we charge $1 to replace it 

Service Fees

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Interlibrary Loan -- currently unavailable



First 10 pages/month free
$.15/page for black and white
$.25/page for color

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