Borrowing Books and More

Checkouts, Renewals and Fines

The maximum number of check-outs per patron is 25.  The maximum overdue fine per item/check-out is $5.

Note: Total fines for children’s & young adult collection items on a single card may be paid off in a batch with a $25 payment. 

Placing a hold

  • You may place a hold online with the Library catalog, over the phone, or in person at the adult or children's main desk.

  • Once the item is available, you will be notified by email or phone within 24 hours that the item is ready to be picked up.

  • You have 4 days to pick up your hold once you are notified that it is ready. 

 

Renewing Items

  • You may renew your items online at any time with the Library catalog 

  • During Library hours you may renew over the phone or in-person. 

Why wasn't I able to renew?

  • Another patron has placed a hold on the item you're trying to renew.

  • You have already renewed the item the maximum number of times.

  • Your account is blocked due to a billed item, or fines over $10.00.

  • Your contact information needs to be updated (required once per year by our library management software).  Call us and we can help!

 

Returning Items

  • Items can be returned during library hours at the adult or children's main desk, or anytime in either of our outdoor book drops.

  • Items returned after the library closes will not be checked in until the following day.

Email Reminders

If you have an email listed on your patron account you may receive the following automatic reminders:

  • Your items are due in 2 days

  • Your items are 3 days overdue

  • Your items are 2 weeks overdue.

 

Note: These emails are courtesy reminders, you are responsible for returning or renewing items on time, even if you did not receive an email reminder.  Printed slips are available at time of check-out, and you can check your account online or in-person.

Checking Your Account Online

Click the search our catalog button, then enter your library barcode number + password.

 

Lost or Missing Materials

  • A librarian will call you and then mail a bill for items that are 1 month overdue.  When a bill is mailed, the patron's library card is restricted until billed items are returned or paid for. 

  • If you know you have lost or damaged an item and you would prefer to supply a replacement, see the Director of Library Services.

 

  • If you return a lost item that you already paid for, and it has been less than 3 months since your payment, you can request a refund.

  • We cannot accept returns of items more than 1 year overdue; the Library must be reimbursed for the replacement cost of the item.