Borrowing

Borrowing from the Library

Renew online, in person or by phone or send us an email.

Borrowing Periods

Books and Audio Books

  • 3 weeks — you may request renewal for an additional 3 weeks
  • Limit of 2 nonfiction books in the same section unless approved by the librarian

Magazines

  • 4 days

Videos and DVDs

  • 4 days—no grace period
  • Limit 2 movies per family

Reference Books

Books in the reference collection may not be checked out unless special permission is given.

Fines and Grace Periods

Books, magazines, and audio books have 4 days grace period after the due date.

A charge of 10 cents per book or magazine per day will be assessed beginning on the 5th day. The fine will be charged for every subsequent day, including closed days and holidays.

No Fine Shall Exceed The Cost Of The Lost Item.

Fine on overdue video tapes and dvds is 50 cents per day per item. There is no grace period for videos or DVDs.

Customers with unpaid fines or overdue materials may not check out library materials

Lost or Damaged Books, Magazines, or Tapes

Lost or damaged library materials must be replaced with the same book, magazine, or tape OR the replacement cost of each item paid.

Donations of books may be accepted to pay for fines, but not accepted as payment for lost items.

No refunds for payment of lost items.

Borrowing from Other libraries

Interlibrary Loan

To borrow materials through ILL you must be eligible to check out books from our library and your library card must be in good standing. If you haven’t had a library card long enough to have established a record, you’ll need to have clearance from the Library Director in order to receive ILL privileges.

We charge customers for the postage to return the book to the borrowing library.

In the event that a book borrowed from another library is lost or destroyed or otherwise cannot be returned, the borrowing patron will pay the retail price of the book plus an administrative fee of $5.00. In the event that a book is out of print, the library owning the book will determine the cost of the book. The borrowing patron is responsible for any costs assessed by the lending library.