Pay a Library Charge

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How do I pay an overdue fine?

You can pay your overdue fines at any of our four locations, or at any OCLN library. We only accept cash and checks made out to Thomas Crane Public Library.

How much are library overdue fines?

Item Daily Fine Maximum Fine
All adult, young adult & ILL materials 20¢ $3
All children's materials $2
Museum passes $20 $20

How do I pay for a lost or damaged item?

If you have lost or damaged a Thomas Crane Public Libary item, you can either

  • Pay the replacement cost at any of our four locations OR
  • Provide a replacement copy of the item. The copy must be the same as the lost or damaged item. 

If you have lost or damaged an item owned by another library, please speak with a librarian.

Are there other library charges?
Yes, there are several other reasons you may have to pay a library charge.  These charges include:

  • $1 to replace a lost library card
  • First class postage for all mailed notices (to avoid this charge, sign up for email notification at any library location)
  • $7 to replace a lost tape or CD from an audiobook

If you have any questions, please email or call 617-376-1301.

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