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Paypal, Credit, and Debit Cards Now Accepted Online for Fine & Fee Payments

Patrons have always been able to pay fine and fee payments in person at any East Central Regional Library branch using cash or a personal check. As of March 2023, patrons can also choose to pay their fine or fee payments of $5+ online through their “My Account” portal.

Once you’ve logged into your account, if you have any outstanding fines or fees, you will see red text that reads “Your account has $x.xx in fines.” Directly below that there is a link that says, “Click to Pay Fines Online.” Clicking that link will bring you to a detailed description of the fines and/or fees on your account. It will look something like this:

To pay online, you must select to pay $5.00 or more in a single transaction. Please note, the “Fine/Fee Amount” line shows the full initial fine/fee amount and the “Amount Outstanding” shows what is currently still owed. In the above example, the first line shows a $3.60 fine/fee amount and an outstanding amount of $2.20. This indicates that $1.40 has already been paid toward the original amount due.

To pay fines/fees online, be sure to put a checkmark in the box on the far right of the line item, and then put a dollar amount that you wish to put toward that specific fine in the “Amount to Pay” box on the far right.

Once you have chosen how much to pay toward specific line items, click either the yellow PayPal button to proceed with your payment with a PayPal account. Or, click the black button to proceed with your payment using a credit or debit card. Please note, if you use the credit or debit card option, it will still be processed through PayPay, you won’t need to sign into a PayPal account though.

If you choose to pay with the yellow PayPal button, a popup window will open that looks like this:

Log into your PayPal account and continue with the transaction. If you wish to cancel the transaction, click the blue “Cancel and return to East Central Regional Library” link at the bottom of the window to return to your My Account screen.

PayPal Popup Window

If you choose to pay with the black Debit or Credit Card button, you will enter your payment information on the same page, just below the fine details. Be sure to click the blue “Pay Now” button to complete your transaction.

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