Civic Center Library will re-open Monday, July 13th. Library services will continue to be offered at the Sam Garcia Library. For more details, visit our phased re-opening page.

Circulation Policy

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The Avondale Public Library has adopted the following circulation policy to ensure fair and equal access to the Library’s materials.

Patrons must present a library card to check out library materials. There is a limit of 30 items for check out, including a maximum of 15 DVDs.

 Check Out Periods  
DVDs  7 days
New Adult Books  14 days
Interlibrary Loans (ILL)  14 days
All other materials  21 days


Limit of 10 holds per patron


Renew online. Use the barcode number on the back of your library card and PIN/password (usually the last four number of your phone number) to access your account.

Renew by phone at 623-333-BOOK. Please have your library card number available.

Overdue Items  
 Books, magazines, CDs  $.20 per day
 DVDs  $1.00 per day
 Interlibrary Loans (ILL)  $2.00 per day
Replacement card  $2.00
Lost or Damaged item**  Cost of item plus $5.00 processing fee
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) unclaimed fee  $5.00
Missing RFID tag  $1.00
Missing insert  $5.00
DVD case replacement  $2.00
Non-Maricopa County resident fee  $40.00
Collection agency fee  $15.00
Returned check fee  $25.00 plus bank fee
Black & White photocopies  $.15 per page
Color photocopies  $.25 per page
Faxes  $1.00 per page
Computer printing  $.25 per page

**A patron may provide a new exact replacement copy if an item is three years-old or newer. Items four years-old and older may be replaced with items on the Library’s Wish List in the same category as the lost item or damaged item. A librarian may use their discretion in determining what is and is not an acceptable replacement. A processing fee will still be charged.


If an item was lost and the replacement fee paid, a refund will be made if the item is returned to the library within six months.

Blocked Cards/Collections

A patron’s card is blocked when fines or charges reach $10.00 or more on their account. This will result in the loss of check out privileges and access to the public computers. When the account balance is less than $10.00, privileges will be restored. Accumulated fees of $50.00 or more will be referred to collections after 60 days delinquency.

Lost or Stolen Cards

If a card is lost or stolen, notify the library immediately. Cardholders or a parent or guardian of a cardholder takes responsibility for any unauthorized use.

Change of Address, Phone Number, or E-Mail Address

If cardholder or a cardholder’s legal guardian fails to receive an overdue notice because they failed to notify the library of a change of address, phone number or e-mail address, they will still be responsible for any resulting fines or fees.

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