Boston Public Library
When Library Card Privileges are Denied
Borrowing and Circulating Information


Library card privileges can be denied for several reasons, including overdue material, outstanding fines, and lost/damaged material.

If an item is overdue for more than 30 days or if the maximum fine ($10.00) accrues on your account, you will not be able to borrow materials from the Library until the materials are returned and the fines are settled.

Questions regarding notices, fees, and/or denied borrowing privileges should be directed to the Circulation Department of the Central Library or your neighborhood branch.