Fees / Usage Schedule

Fines, fees, charges and regulations for the use of library materials and equipment are recommended by the Haltom City Public Library Board and adopted by the Haltom City Council and will be reviewed periodically and adjusted through City Council action. The following fees are for Haltom City Public Library items only. MetroShare partner libraries may have different fee schedules for their items. View the Fee Schedule (PDF).


Circulation period includes all library materials 3 weeks (21 days) from the date the item(s) are first presented at check-out. Library materials checked out are the sole responsibility of the cardholder and should be returned on-time and in good condition.

Number of Items Checked out

There is a ninety nine-item limit on all materials that can be borrowed at one time or the number of items on any one subject that can be borrowed at one time, except for DVDs. There is a limit of 15 DVDs per library card. Patrons should limit the number borrowed to that number that can be used/read/listened to/viewed within the allocated circulation period.

Library Fines

The Haltom City Public Library charges fines for lost or damaged items. The Library does not charge fines for overdue materials. Materials will be examined as they are returned and, if damaged, charges will be assessed. Lost materials should be reported to library staff.

Overdue Library Materials (All Items)

All library materials are late and considered overdue the day following the due date of the material. If a patron has an overdue item on their library account, no other items can be checked out until the overdue item is returned. There is no charge for late or overdue library materials.

Lost Materials (All Items)

Current replacement cost applies to each individual item(s) and is non-refundable. Overdue items are considered lost after 88 days and will be charged to the patron's account.

Damaged Materials (All Items)

Current replacement cost applies and is non-refundable.

Replacement Costs

Type of FeeCost
DVD/CD/CDBOOK replacement case $5
DVD/CD/CDBOOK artwork/cover$1
DVD/CD/CDBOOK sleeve$0.20
Plastic Book Jacket Replacement$2
Missing partcost of item

Library Fees

Type of FeeCost
Initial library cardNo charge
Replacement Borrowers card (lost)$2
Interlibrary loan (Haltom City residents only)No charge (Additional fees imposed by lending libraries for loaning materials will be passed on to Haltom City Public Library borrower/patron)

Library Charges

Charges may be incurred for public use of the library equipment such as copies, fax machines, and computers.

Type of FeeCost
Photocopy (B&W)$0.10 per page
Photocopy (Color)$0.50 per page
Printing from computers (B&W)$0.10 per page
Printing from computers (Color)$0.50 per page
Faxing (Continental U.S. only - send and deliver)$1 per page
Faxing (international)not available
Flash drive$6.50
Ear buds$2