Public Charge Schedule
There is no charge for basic library service, as outlined in Section 1.2. of the HPL Policy Manual Charges for other services are:
The library shall serve all residents of the District of Houston without charge.
Individuals living outside the District of Houston shall be charged $35.00 per person. Additional family members from the same household may be added at an additional charge of $5.00 per person up to $50.00 a household.
$15.00 per child aged 0-18.
There is no charge for senior citizens (60 years of age and older) either resident or non-resident.
A temporary resident will be given a four-month membership for a $40.00 fee upon proof of identification including a driver’s license and one other piece of I.D. showing the patron’s permanent home address. A $20.00 refund is available at the conclusion of the membership period provided no fines or overdue books are outstanding.
Books/Magazines/ 10 cents per library open day to a maximum of
Newspapers/ Pamphlets $3.00 per item
Video Cassette 50 cents per library open day to a maximum of $3.00 per item
DVDs and CDs 50 cents per library open day to a maximum of $3.00 per item
Lost or Damaged Materials
Hardcover books, AV Materials Replacement cost plus $5.00 processing fee
Paperbacks Replacement cost plus $5.00 processing fee
Magazines/Newspapers Cover price plus $5.00 processing fee
CD cases (single and double) $5.00 (add to replacement costs and processing fees).
CD Binders (up to 12 discs) $15.00 (add to replacement costs and processing fees)
CD Binders (over 12 discs) $19.00 (add to replacement costs and processing fees).
Borrower’s card $2.00
NOTE: If lost and paid for items are found and returned, only the replacement cost will be rebated.
Photocopying, Printing and Scanning
Single page 25 cents (patron’s paper – 10 cents)
Double sided 35 cents
Computer printing 25 cents per page
Color Printing 1.00 per page (patron’s paper – 50 cents)
To send: 2.50 for the first page; $1.00 for each additional page
To receive: 50 cents per page
Scan to e-mail/file
$1.00 for unlimited pages.
NSF charge $15.00
Invigilation charges $30.00 (applies to non-members only)