Fines & Fee Schedule

Non-resident Library Card

  • $20/six months
  • $40/year
  • Fee is waived for residents of the State of Texas

Overdue Items (Checkout Period is three weeks)

  • Adult items $0.20/day
  • Young adult items $0.20/day
  • Juvenile items $0.10/day
  • Non-circulating Items $1.00/day
  • Non-refundable transaction fee for online credit card payments $0.50 - new as of November 2015

Replacement fee - item cost plus

  • Processing fee $10/item
  • Partial processing fee* $5/item

Laptops & iPads** - in library use only

  • Checkout Period: 2 Hours
  • Overdue Fine: $25/hour (or any part thereof)
  • Replacement Fee: item cost ($1500 for laptops, $699 for iPads)
  • Processing fee: $150

* Items requiring partial processing include uncataloged paperbacks
**iPads are available in select locations only at this time

Document Delivery

  • $2/request + $1/page scanned or copied
    This fee applies to obituaries or any document the library scans and delivers via e-mail or through the USPS. Special Collections fees may vary. Payment is due upon completion of the request.

Miscellaneous Items

  • The following items are available at all locations, with the exception of Fifth Ward Neighborhood Library and HPL Express Discovery Green.
  • Reusable bags: $2. Earbuds: $3. Flash drives (8 GB): $8

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I pay my library fines and fees online?

The Pay Online option can be found by going to the "My Account" link on the catalog page. Once you enter your library card number and PIN, click the "Fines" tab.

What forms of payment are accepted for online payments?

The Library accepts MasterCard, Visa, and Discover cards. We are no longer able to accept payments via PayPal. 

Is a service fee charged when paying fines online?

Yes, as of November 2015, there is a $0.50 charge per transaction.

HPL has implemented a new product for processing fines and fees paid online called ProPay.

  • ProPay is PCI compliant, which means it is more secure;
  • there is now a $0.50 transaction fee for online credit card payments.

Is there a minimum fine amount that can be paid online?

Yes, there is a $1 minimum fine that can be paid online.