Library Fines

  • Charges will be issued for the following:

    • Lost books Excessive wear
    • Missing pages Torn pages
    • Highlighting Pen and pencil marks
    • Water damage Mold
    • Broken binding Cover damage
    • Dented corners Missing or damaged barcode
    • Spine damage
    • Damage other than normal wear


    Damage Cost
    Bindery $15.00
    Dented Corners $5.00
    Scratched Cover $3.00 to $5.00
    Torn pages $3.00 to $5.00
    Water damage (if minimal) $5.00 to $15.00
    Water damage (if major) Entire cost of book
    Edge writing $3.00 to $5.00
    Loose spine $5.00
    Excessive Wear $5.00 to $15.00
    Tagging (gang-related) Cost of entire book
    Minimum writing (non-gang) $3.00

    The price of a textbook ranges from $53.00 to $141.00. Please handle them with care. 


    Textbook Information

    Students should check all textbooks at the time they are issued for any damage. If you received a damaged book which is not marked on the inside cover, notify the library clerks as soon as possible. All Textbooks should be covered with something that will not cause damage, but will instead prolong usefulness. Textbooks are issued for the entire school year unless it is a semester course. Students dropping a class mid-year are to return books promptly to the library. All textbooks must be returned at the end of the school year or fines will be charged.