Daily fines for books and magazines are 25 cents per day. Daily fines for videos and games are $1 per day. The maximum fine for overdue books, videos, and games is $5, no matter how many days overdue. The maximum fine for overdue magazines is $2.
For lost or damaged material, the Bucks County Free Library charges the list price at the time the library purchased the item. This dollar amount is part of the computer record in the library’s catalog. If an item is overdue when it is reported lost or determined to be damaged, fines are waived when the item is paid for.
Borrowers with accrued fines and fees of $20 or higher are blocked from checkout and computer use. The Bucks County Free Library and selected member libraries use collection agencies to manage delinquent accounts. Any account with fines or fees of $25 or higher are forwarded to a material recovery agency after 45 days of failure to pay fines or return materials. A non-negotiable $12 fee is charged to the borrower.