Library Cards & Accounts

  1. Circulation Policies
  2. Library Cards
  3. Renewing Materials
  4. Placing a Hold
  5. Changing Your Account

Due Dates

Circulating materials, including audiovisual materials, may check out for three weeks (21 days). VIP cards may keep some materials for up to four weeks (28 days).

Number of Items Checked Out

The total limit for items checked out at any given time is 99.

Fines, Fees, & Payments

  • Overdue items no longer accrue daily overdue fines. Once overdue by 30 days, items will be assumed lost and you will be charged the cost of the item plus a non-refundable processing fee of $5 per item. Returning assumed lost items will remove all associated lost charges and fees and your account will be reinstated.
  • Any account that has assumed lost items will be suspended until these items are returned or the full price for item replacement has been paid.
  • For lost or damaged items, you will be charged the cost of the item plus a non-refundable processing fee of $5 per item. If the lost item is found within a year of the payment date, and you have your original receipt of payment, a refund can be requested. All refunds are paid by the City of League City. Refund requests are not honored after one year.
  • Any account that has a fine of $20 or more will be suspended until payment can be made on the account.
  • Any financial obligation of $20 or more posted on any account for which you are the guarantor will cause all associated family accounts to be blocked and your borrowing privileges suspended until the balance on each account is under the $20 limit.
  • Payments can be made in person at Helen Hall Library. Accepted payment methods are:
    • Cash
    • Cashiers’ checks
    • Money orders
    • Personal or business checks (with identification)
    • Traveler’s checks
    • Visa
  • We do not accept PayPal, Apple Pay, or Google Pay.
  • Interlibrary loan (ILL) materials are items borrowed from other libraries and still accrue overdue fines.The late fee for overdue ILL materials is $1 per day per item, with no maximum fine.