Pay Fines and Fees

We accept cash, checks and Visa & Mastercard. You may also pay online.  Fines will not appear on your account until the overdue items are checked back in. Our overdue charge is $0.25 per item per day with a maximum of $5.00; except for One Week Watches, Express Reads, Story Time Together Bags, Hot Spots, and Playaways which are $1.00/day overdue. Maximum fine for juvenile books, CDs and magazines is $3.00. 

Library Schedule of Fees

Subject Description Overdue Fine
Maximum Fine
Overdue Materials
Book Club Kits, Books (Adult & YA), Books (New), CD-Books, CDs (Spoken Non-Fiction), DVDs, Blu-Rays, Non-Feature DVDs $0.25 per day

Books (Juvenile), CDs (Music), Magazines $0.25 per day $3.00

One Week Watches, Express Reads, Playaways, Playaway Views, Playaway Launchpads, Story Time Together Bags, Mobile HotSpots​ $1.00 per day

Repair of damaged materials $5.00

Replacement of lost or damaged items List Price

Fine/Fee Threshold
Borrowing privileges are suspended for accounts which have accumulated a total of $15.00 in fines and fees, including bills for replacement of lost or damaged material    
Prints & Copies
Black & white photo copies & prints
$0.20 per page

Color photo copies & prints
$1.00 per page

Auditorium Rental (not available at this time)
For-Profit 3 hours @ $175.00 5 hours @  $250.00

Proof of either 501 (c) (30) certificate or State of MI non-profit Articles of Incorporation & Bylaws
3 hours or less: $75.00 3 - 5 hours:  $125.00
Books Bags
ROPL Book bags made of recycled material. Sold by the Friends of the Royal Oak Public Library $4.00 each/
​3 for $10.00

Library Card
Resident (Full access)
Free to residents

Non-Resident (Full access to ROPL services; not to other TLN libraries)

Card replacement
Inter-Library Loan The Library Network Free  
  MelCat (ROPL card holders) Free to residents  
Miscellaneous USB Flash drives

Headphones or earbuds
  Fax first page $1.75 $1.00 thereafter
  International fax first page $3.95 $3.45 thereafter
Local History and Obituary Requests/Reference Requests by Mail Up to 5 pages mailed, faxed, or emailed

Additional pages
$0.50 per page