Using the Library

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


  • 8 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

No fines or fees will be assessed unless an item is lost or damaged.  If items are lost or damaged, the customer is expected to pay the full replacement cost or replace with the identical item.

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.

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.

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.

State and Local Policy and Law