Library Cards and Overdue Fees
All Guilford County taxpayers, all residents of High Point or Guilford County, and all current and retired employees of the City of High Point receive library cards free of charge. Other library users should pay the current fee established by the Board for obtaining library cards (currently $40 per year). Smartcards which allow only computer access can be purchased by non-residents for $5 (this is a one time fee, with no expiration).
Overdue fines are charged on items that are not returned by the date due. The charge is 10 cents per day per item. In addition, there is a fee for replacing lost library cards.
- $1.00 for the second keychain card issued
- $3.00 for the third keychain card
- $5.00 for each subsequent keychain card.
- $5.00 to replace a Smart Card
If you owe fines amounting to $1 or more, materials may not be checked out or renewed until the fines are paid. Online renewals are also restricted to fines of any amount.
Public Computing Center
- Black & white prints - 20 cents each
- Color prints - 80 cents each
- Flash Drives (2GB) - $10 each
- Scanning - 50 cents per scan, max of 5 scans per person per day.
There is no fee to search our High Point Enterprise index for a single obituary. Requests are accepted via telephone, e-mail, or ground mail. There is no search fee to conduct a surname search of obituaries, if you visit the library. The search will be conducted as time allows. The cost of copies requested by phone or e-mail will be determined on an individual basis.
Requests for articles or information from the High Point Enterprise will be accepted if an entry can be located in our index or if a specific date is specified. The index we’ve created includes only stories related to High Point, itself, and with the exception of obituaries, only covers the period since 1997.
We can also search city directories for individual listings (maximum of 5 years searched at one time), or provide copies from local histories, genealogies, record abstracts, and original records on microfilm. We limit remote users to one specific request per contact, one contact per day. If found, a hard copy of the item will be reproduced and mailed at a cost of $2 for the first 5 pages and .25 for each additional page, up to a maximum of 20 pages.
Requests for scanned images are limited to one specific item per inquiry, one inquiry per day. A valid e-mail address is required, and scanned images will be processed and sent as an attachment, free of charge, as time allows. Requests for scanned images received on weekends will be filled during the following week.
All services and prices are subject to change at any time, without notice, at the discretion of the Library Board of Trustees.
All Returned Checks are Subject to a $25 Fee