Loan Periods & Material Fees

Loan Periods

Books, magazines, and books on CD can be checked out for three weeks at a time. New release DVDs may be checked out for 3 days, while older DVDs can be kept for 1 week.

Material Fees

Interlibrary Loan Materials


Missing Item Barcode


Lost/damaged books/materials

Replacement Cost + $2 charge

Missing RFID Tag         


You can pay fees at the library by cash, check, or credit card with an active library card.

To see fees and pay online: Open the SmartPay page into a new tab. Enter your Signal Hill Public Library card barcode number (without spaces) and your PIN. Click Login. Click on Pay Fees tab to open your account. To pay online, click Pay Online and type in your billing and credit card information. (Visa, Mastercard, or Discover only; no American Express) When done, click Submit. There is a $5 minimum to pay online. The fees need to be over $5.