Answered By: Kaitlin
Last Updated: Jul 08, 2024     Views: 1017

While Sarasota County does not charge daily overdue fines, fines may still occur when library items are lost or damaged. Fees refer to the designated fees for non-resident library cards. Both fines and fees can be paid by credit or debit card in person at self service pay stations located at each library branch. For help using the library's self service pay stations, please ask at the Reference or Information desk at your local library.

Alternately, you may elect to mail a check to:

Selby Library
1331 1st St.
Sarasota, FL 34210

Please make the check out to "Sarasota County Libraries."

(Note that as of September 24, 2019, Sarasota County Libraries no longer charge daily overdue fines; although charges remain for the replacement of lost or damaged items. Find more information on our Library Policies webpage.)

For any questions about fines/fees on your account or paying online, please call 941-861-1110, text 941-413-2044, or email/chat with us through AskUs. 


To pay online (currently unavailable):

  1. Go to the library catalog
  2. Click on My Account in the upper right corner and log in with your library card number and your PIN. (Don't know your PIN? Try the last four digits of your library card. If that doesn't work, PINs can be reset yourself using your email or by calling the libraries at 941-861-1110. Find out how to reset your PIN online at the FAQ page, "I don't know my PIN/Password or I want to reset it - help!".)
  3. You should see your account information.  Look for "Pay Library Fees" and click on that. Screenshot of a library account with the button for "Pay Library Fees" underlined in red.
  4. In the Sarasota County Public Libraries EnvisionWare box, enter your library card number (14 digits with no spaces) and press the Submit button
    Screenshot of the User Login box to pay fines/fees online.
  5. If you have any fees, the total amount will be shown. Below that you will see a description and amount. If there are multiple fees on your account, you may have the option to pay each separately. To do this, check or uncheck the boxes for each separate fee.  Enter your payment amount and press the Submit button
    Screenshot of the "Itemized Fines" page.
  6. The next screen will confirm the amount you have selected to pay.  Click on "Pay From Credit Card" to continue. 
    Screenshot of the "Payment Options" page.
  7. Enter the Credit Card Holder's name, type of credit card, number, expiration date, and CVC Number. Press the Submit button to finish
    Screenshot of the webpage where one would input credit card information to pay fines/fees.

    If you have any questions or need more information, please contact us at 941-861-1110, text 941-413-2044, or email/chat with us through AskUs.