Wauwatosa Public Library Fines & Fees


There is a maximum fine of $5.00 per item that is returned in good condition.

Note: WPL Children’s Library materials do not accrue overdue fines.

Accounts with totals exceeding $5.00 or more will be unable to place holds, checkout items, renew items and other services.

Grace Period

Every item has a 3-day grace period. If an item is returned within 3 days of the due date, fines will be waived. If an item is returned 4 day or more after the due date, there will be no grace period and all fines will be due.

Replacement Charges

The replacement cost of an item is determined upon the retail price at the time of purchase. Purchased copies of materials will not be accepted for replacement charges. No refunds will be given if lost materials are found after having been paid for, the materials become property of the individual who paid for them.

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