How much are late fees?

Extended use fees are charged when items are returned after the due date, which is printed on the customer receipt. Extended use fees are charged for each late day including weekends, holidays, and any other day Queens Public Library is closed.

Adult Materials are $.25 per item, per day; Senior Citizens (Pre-registered) are $.10 per item, per day; Children's materials are $.10 per item, per day; Videos/DVDs/Computer Games are $1.00 per item per day; Tablets/DVD Multisets/ Computer Games Multisets are $2.00 per item, per day.

Other items: Lost Library card replacement fee $2; Missing item label $1; Non-NYS resident library card: one year $50; Collection agency service fee $6; Returned check fee $25; Lost video/DVD case $2; Lost CD $1; Lost/damaged materials processing, per item, non-refundable $8.

I lost the book, DVD or CD that I borrowed. How much will it cost to replace it?

The price of the item plus a non-refundable $8 processing fee.

What is the Read Down your Fines program?

Children and young adults up to age 21 are eligible to read down their fees in the library. For every 1/2 hour of reading they receive $1.00 to be used toward fees on their library card.

I returned another institution’s book to Queens Public Library in error. What happens to the book?

If the book is sent to our Interlibrary Loan unit, it will be returned to the lending institution. Not all of these books are forwarded to the Interlibrary Loan unit. There are also instances when the book is not found by Queens Public Library staff, so there are no guarantees. You are responsible for any fines and fees the owning library charges.