You can now pay for your library fines and fees online with either your credit/debit card or PayPal, at any computer with Internet access, including public computers at any of the Richmond Public Library locations. Fines and fees have to be more than $1.01 in order to use the service.
Cash or check is accepted for late fines at the Main Library, Bayview Branch Library, or West Side Branch Library. The Bookmobile does not accept payments for fines/fees.
Note: If you choose "Pay by Credit/Debit Card" option, we only accept Visa or Mastercard.
How to Pay your Fines with a Credit/Debit Card or PayPal
Click on the unpaid fines and bills link and then click the Pay Online button. (The fines/fees link is only visible if you have unpaid fines or fees in excess of $1.01.)
Click on Select All or choose the fine(s) you wish to pay by credit/debit card or PayPal.
Choose a way to pay: Pay with PayPal or Pay with credit or debit card.
If you choose PayPal or credit or debit card, follow the on screen instructions to complete your transaction.
You will automatically be sent a payment confirmation to the e-mail address listed in payment information.
Keep receipts for your records, and as proof of payment.
Late Fees Do Not Have to be Paid all at Once
Fines are not assessed until you renew or return the overdue items. Late fees can be paid at the time the items are returned or later. You may continue to check out items if you have less than $5.00 in late fees. Billed items must be paid in full.
Still have questions? Please call the Circulation Desk at 510-620-6559.