Get Help With Library Fees
Learn about options to get help with your fees and restore access to your account.
For Teens and Young Adults with Lost Item Charges
We want you to have access to the Library’s resources and we can help by clearing lost-item charges. If you are aged 12-26 and your Library account is temporarily suspended due to lost item fees, you are eligible for a one-time waiver to remove your fees. This waiver is funded by the Seattle Public Library Foundation’s Fresh Start program.
Stop by any Library location to request a waiver or request a waiver online.
For Adults with Lost Item Charges
If you’re not a teen aged 12-26, we can offer payment plans or other options, depending on the circumstances. Please let us know if you’re unable to pay your Library charges and we will work with you to restore your access.