ʻOihana Hale Waihona Puke Aupuni o ka Mokuʻāina o Hawaiʻi
Public Library System
Where you belong
|Item||Daily fine||Maximum fine|
|Books and all other materials on 3 weeks loan||$0.25 per item||$7.50 per item|
|VHS tapes||$0.25 per item||$7.50 per item|
|DVDs||$0.25 per item||$7.50 per item|
|Reserved materials not picked up||$1.00 per item charge for all reserved materials not picked up at the library by the indicated pick up date.||-|
|VHS tapes returned unwound||$1.00 per video charge for all videotapes returned but not rewound||-|
Currently, visit your favorite library branch and you will be able to pay any fees and fines at the circulation desk. All libraries currently only accept cash and/or checks.
Please be aware that there is a service fee of $25.00 for a returned check. This fee is defined in HSPLS Administrative Rule §8-200.8.11, which states that “A library customer shall be assessed a service charge for any dishonored check in accordance with section 40-35.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes.”
Return your overdue library materials as soon as possible to stop additional fines from being charged against your account. Pay your fines and other fees as soon as you can. However, please note that the maximum “fines threshold” is $10.00. This means that you will not be able to use your library card if you have fines or charges of $10.00 or more.
If you have lost or damaged a library material so that it can no longer be used by other patrons, you will be responsible for the full valued cost of the material and a $5.00 non refundable processing fee. If you think you may be able to find an exact new replacement copy of the item, please contact library staff for assistance.
Failure to pay any fines, fees, and charges may result in the system taking legal action to recover costs. As defined in HSPLS Administrative Rule §8-200.8-13, fines, fees, and charges totaling $10.00 or more that remain unpaid for ninety days or longer shall be considered delinquent and are subject to collection agency referral. Currently, our threshold is $30.00. When a library customer’s overdue account has been referred to a collection agency, the entire balance, or any balance remaining after any outstanding overdue library materials have been returned, shall be paid in full before borrowing privileges will be restored.
In state observance of Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole Day, libraries that are normally closed on Mondays will observe the holiday and be closed on Tuesday, March 28th.