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Borrowers are responsible for returning materials on time.  The library charges fines for items returned after the due date. When students have unpaid fines or overdue items, the Library notifies the Office of Admissions and Records (A&R) and a block is placed on the student's record. A block will then be placed on college records. Registration, financial aid, grades and/or transcripts may be held until the late material is paid for or returned.

Fines are payable by cash or check.

  • Reserve materials: $.50 per hour
  • Circulating materials:  $.25 per day
  • Lost or damaged items:  Purchase price
  • Overdue LINK+ items: $1 a day for each day the item is overdue. The replacement charge for lost or damaged LINK+ items is $115
  • Bounced checks: Original fine plus bank service charges

For more information about borrowing materials, call the circulation department at 415-452-5433 or contact any Center library circulation desk. Ask about the Food for Fines (link) program for circulating materials.

Donate food & reduce library fines!

Food for Fines

CCSF Library accepts food in place of money for some overdue items. Non-perishable food can be used to pay for returned overdue items from the CCSF circulating collection during the current semester. This saves students money but also helps provide food for students who are food insecure.  Food is accepted at all libraries and is donated to the HARTS program based at Ocean Campus.

Here's how Food for Fines works: 

Each donated item reduces your fine by $4 and food cannot be used for:

  • Lost books or replacement charges
  • Overdue course reserves
  • LINK+ fines
  • Fines for laptops, calculators or other technology
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