Fines and General Replacement Fees

Replacement Fees for Print Materials

Full replacement cost will be charged for any periodicals or cataloged materials that are overdue for 30 days or damaged to an extent that they have to be replaced. The borrower may keep any damaged materials for which full replacement cost has been paid. If a lost item is found and returned to the Library within 180 days from the due date, in a similar condition as when borrowed, the replacement charge will be voided and the maximum late charge reinstated. The Library does not accept materials the patron has purchased in lieu of payment.


Late fees, most items $0.20 per day, per item
Late fees, GA State Parks and Historic Sites Pass $1.00 per day
Late fees, Zoo Pass, Go Fish Pass, Passport to Puppetry $3.00 per day
Non-resident use fee $35.00 per year
Books hardcover, Adult, replacement $30.00 each
Books hardcover, Easy and Juvenile, replacement  $25.00 each
“Trade” Paperbacks (these are higher quality, often over-sized paper bound titles), replacement  $15.00 each
Paperbacks (relatively inexpensive “beach read” sized books), replacement $5.00 each
Magazines, replacement  $5.00 each
Board Books, replacement $5.00 each
Maps $2.00 each
Audio Books, replacement $8.00 per disc or cassette, up to $45.00
DVDs, replacement $10.00 per title
Video / Audio case, replacement $3.00 per item
Kit, replacement charges vary according to contents of kit
Chromebook  $5.00 per day with a maximum of $20. Technology Devices, including Chromebooks, that are not returned or damaged beyond repair will be charged the full replacement cost of $500. If components are damaged and able to be repaired or replaced, staff will assess the possibility of a charge up to but not to exceed $500.  $20 replacement fee for laptop bag.




Replacement Fees For Lost Or Irreparably Damaged Passes

GA State Parks and Historic Sites Pass $100.00 ($50.00 Georgia State Park Pass, $50.00 Georgia Historic Sites Pass)
GA State Parks Backpack Replacement Fee: $75 Full replacement; $35 Backpack; $15 Binoculars; $8 Birds pamphlet;
Wildlife pamphlet;$8.00 Trees/Flowers pamphlet $8.00
GA Public Libraries Passport to Puppetry $32.00
Chattahoochee Nature center $45.00
Zoo Pass $30.00
William Breman Museum $50.00
Go Fish pass $20.00
Macon Museum $100.00
Michael C. Carlos Museum $50.00
History Cherokee Pass $40.00
Alliance Theatre Pass $75.00



Service Fees

Photocopies, Black and white $0.15 per printed side
Photocopies, Color $0.75 per printed side
3D Printing $0.15 per gram; minimum charge of $3.00 per print
Proctoring $20.00 per test, cash or card

Items For Sale

For sale at select locations

SRLS Shirt: $15.00
SRLS Tote: $12.00
Earbuds: $2.00
Flash Drive: $6.00






 Most items checked out from SRLS will renew automatically. The day (1) before items are due our system will check your account for eligible items and renew them as long as your account is in good standing. You will receive a notice of the renewal by email or text.

If something cannot be renewed, you will receive a Friendly Notice after the due date reminding you to return the item(s).

You may also look at your account online or contact your local branch to check on your account.

Which items do not automatically renew?

  • Items that have reached their renewal limit (3 times).
  • Items that have holds (things other patrons are waiting for).
  • Interlibrary Loans.
  • Items that are not eligible for renewal (such as Experience Passes, sewing machines, Makey Makeys, etc.)
  • Downloadable materials (Flipster and Libby).


Frequently Asked Questions

When will my item automatically renew?

The system will attempt to renew your borrowed item one day before the due date. If unsuccessful, you will continue to receive notices about due dates or overdue status.


How will I know if my item was renewed?

You will receive a renewal notice if you receive email or text notifications from SRLS. You can also check your due dates via your online account or by contacting your branch.


Can I try to renew my ineligible items after an unsuccessful attempt?

Yes. The system will automatically attempt to renew your borrowed item one day before the due date. If unsuccessful, you may try again through the catalog, or by reaching out to library staff any time before you return the item.


(If another patron’s hold prevented your item from renewing, and was subsequently cancelled or filled by another copy after the system’s automatic attempt, you may manually renew the item at a later date.)


Why didn’t my items renew?

Items won’t be renewed if:

  • Another patron has requested it
  • The item reached its maximum number of renewals (up to 3 times for most items)
  • Your account is blocked (card expired, fees of $10 or more on your account, etc.).
  • The item is a digital item, such as an eBook or eAudiobook
  • The item type is not eligible for renewals (Library of Things items, Experience Passes, ILLs*, etc.)


*Items borrowed from other libraries are subject to the renewal policies of the lending institution.


Can I opt out of the auto-renewal feature?

No, but you are welcome to return items before their due date.


What will the library do to encourage others to return items?

The library still requires that our patrons return items on time and in good shape. Patrons with an item 30 days overdue will be billed for the replacement cost and will be unable to check out or renew items until the issue is resolved. Patrons will still be held financially responsible for lost and damaged items.