Borrow & renew & reserve books, etc.


Loan Periods

Books: 3 weeks
New Non-Fiction:  3 weeks
New Fiction (7-day fiction): 1 week
Playaways: 2 weeks
Inter-Library Loans (ILLs): varies depending on item
Magazines: 1 week
Children's Magazines: 3 weeks
DVDs (limit 10 per card )Feature Films: 1 week 
TV Series: 2 weeks
Children’s DVDs (limit 10 per card):1 week
YA DVDs (limit 4 per card):1 week
Videos:1 week
Books on tape: 2 weeks
Books on CD: 2 weeks
Compact discs, Music: 2 weeks
Cassettes, Music 2 weeks
Children’s CD-ROMs (limit 2 per card): 1 week
Museum passes (1 per week per family): 1 day
[Note: 1 pass per family per month at any one specific museum.]


Most items can be renewed twice, with the exception of DVDs, Speed Read titles, videotapes, non-MLN ILLs, CD-ROMs, "non-traditional" items (e.g., guitars, birding kit, etc.) and items reserved by another person. Renewals may be made in person, by telephone, or via the library catalog (click on "Login" at top right of the page) using your library card number and password. When renewing in person or by phone, please have your library card or all of the materials in front of you.


Requesting materials that either are currently checked out or belong to another library is easy. Simply ask a reference librarian in person or by calling the library, fill out a request card, or place a request online.

Instructions for requesting a book or other item via the library catalog:


Videocassettes/DVDs/CD-ROMs: 50 cents per day late fee, up to $5.00.
Speed-Reads, Speed-Views: $1.00 per day late fee, up to $10.00.
Non-MLN ILLs: $2.00 per day late fee, up to $20.00
Most other adult materials: 5 cents per day late fee, up to $5.00.
Most other children's materials: 5 cents per day late fee, up to $5.00.
Replacement costs will be charged in full for any item that is lost or damaged
Fines can be paid online using a credit card. Click here to find out how.