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All Library locations closed Wednesday, March 29

All locations of The Seattle Public Library and the book drops at Central Library will be closed Wednesday, March 29 for a staff in-service day. Regular operating hours will resume Thursday, March 30.

Pay a Fine / Fee

How can I pay my fine or fee?

There are three ways to pay a fine/fee.

Online - Use your credit card, debit card or PayPal account to pay online.

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Things you need to know:

  • Credit and debit card payments are made through PayPal, but you don't need a PayPal account to make a payment.
  • There is no service charge, but a minimum payment of $1 is required.
  • Payments will be applied to your Library account immediately.
  • Payments for computer printing can be added to your Library card.
  • Ask a Librarian if you experience problems with an online payment.
  • Credit card payments are not accepted in person or by phone.


In person - Pay by cash, check or money order at any location of The Seattle Public Library during regular operating hours.

Mail - Mail check/money order to: Attention Borrower Payments, The Seattle Public Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA 98104. Include your Library card number so your account is credited. You will receive a receipt in the mail.


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