Loan Periods and Fines
Loan Periods / Limits / Fines and Fees

A patron may have a total of 64 items checked out on their patron record at one time. Fines are charged only if materials are returned late. Fines for overdue materials are charged 7 days a week.  Failure to pay accrued fines may result in the borrower's account being turned over to our collection agency Fidelity Creditor Services.  The patron is charged the cost of turning over the account to Fidelity.  Patrons who have been sent to the Collection Agency may not check out materials until the balance is paid in full.

 Type of Card  Material Types  Free Loan Period  Overdue Fines
 Adult  Books and Audio Books  28 days*  30¢ per day
 Adult  Designated New Books  14 days  30¢ per day
 Children/Teen  Books and Audio Books  28 days*  15¢ per day
 All  DVDs, BluRays, CDs  14 days  50¢ per day

*If an item is reserved by another patron the check out period is limited to two weeks.


Other Fees*

*effective July 1, 2018

 Type of fee   Amount
 Nonresident Library Card (outside Los Angeles and Orange County)   $276.00
 Materials reservation fee  $     .75
 Replacement Library Card   $    2.00 per card
 Interlibrary Loan (requested from outside the regional library system and lenders)   $    5.00 per item
 Returned checks   $  43.00 
 Black and white copies or prints         20¢ per page
 Color copies or prints   $    1.00 per page
 1 GB flash drive  $  15.00
 Headphones  $    4.00
 Passport photos  $  12.00

Collecting Fees and Fines


Returning Library Materials

Items checked out from the Beverly Hills Public Library must be returned to the Beverly Hills Public Library. Materials may be returned to the book slot located in the self check island or to the Customer Service Desk. An outside Book Drop is located in the handicapped parking area in the lot off Rexford Drive.  An automated return is also available in the north wall of the building adjacent to the handicap parking area.


Renewing Library Materials

Books and audio books may be renewed for 14 days, a maximum of two times. DVDs, BluRays, Music CDs, and interlibrary loan materials may not be renewed. Items for which there are pending holds/reservations may not be renewed. Items are not eligible for renewal until 7 days before their due date.

You may renew items 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via the Web by accessing Your Library Record. Click here for instructions on how to renew items online.
    
Renewals may also be done in person at the Circulation Desk.

The Library also offers Telephone Circulation Service. If you have a touch tone phone, you can renew your items by telephone 24 hours a day, by calling (310) 288-2223.


Holds / Reserves

You can place a HOLD on any item that is currently checked out or on order for 75¢.  Items listed as available are not eligible for a HOLD.  Holds can be placed from any Library computer, or over the Web by clicking on Search the Catalog on the Library's Web Page. After searching for the title you wish to reserve, select the request button at the top of the screen. Click here for further instructions on how to place a reserve online. Holds/reserve may also be placed at the Circulation Desk. Fees are non-refundable. You will receive an automated telephone notification or email when your items are available.


Interlibrary Loan Service

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) offers our patrons the opportunity to request and receive items that are not owned by Beverly Hills Public Library.  Through ILL, you have access to the circulating book collections of all the libraries in the Southern California Library Cooperative, as well as universities and public library systems throughout the United States.  You must have a valid Beverly Hills Public Library card to use this service.  There are no fees for materials found in libraries who are members of the Southern California Library Cooperative.  For materials outside of the cooperative, there is a $5.00 service charge to cover the cost of shipping.  If the lending library charges a fee you will be contacted to find out if you are willing to pay the charges.


LOST OR DAMAGED MATERIALS

Lost or damaged items charges are based on the replacement cost of the item and in addition a non-refundable $10.00 processing fee.


California’s Library Service for People with Print Disabilities

California’s Library Service for People with Print Disabilities, in association with the Library of Congress, provides free Braille and audio books, magazines and playback equipment to all eligible Californians unable to read standard print.  Follow the link to find your local braille and talking book library and sign up for free services.


 
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