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Fines & Fees

Anyone (residents and nonresidents) with picture identification and proof of address may obtain a library card at no charge. Applications are available at all three Carlsbad City Library locations or register online.

Lending Policies

Resource Type Loan Period Renew? Fees Overdue Fines
Books 3 weeks yes no Adult collection: 25¢ per day per item; Children's collection: 10¢ per day per item
Audiobooks 3 weeks yes no Adult collection: 25¢ per day per item; Children's collection: 10¢ per day per item
eBooks 3 weeks no no None; file expires
eAudiobooks 3 weeks no no None; file expires
Compact discs 3 weeks yes no Adult collection: 25¢ per day per item; Children's collection: 10¢ per day per item
DVDs: entertainment 7 days yes $1 insurance fee $1 per day per item
DVDs:documentary and instructional 3 weeks yes $1 insurance fee $1 per day per item
CD-ROMS 3 weeks yes no $1 per day per item
DVD sets(3 or more in one case) 3 weeks yes $1 insurance fee $1 per day per item
Video games 3 weeks yes $1 insurance fee $1 per day per item
Slide projectors and screens 1 day yes $5 $5 per day per item
Mobile devices 1 hour yes no $5 per hour per item

Renew by phone at 760-602-2019, in person or via the online catalog. DVDs and video games must be returned to a Carlsbad City Library location.

Other Fees

Reserve a book No fee to place reserve. $1 fine per title if item is not picked up within 10 days.
Interlibrary loans $5 per title
Lost card replacement $2
Lost item Replacement cost plus $5 processing fee
Printing/Photocopying 20¢ per black and white copy; $1 per color copy
Accounts sent to collection
$10 fee