Borrower Guidelines

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Checkouts & Renewals

  • 3 weeks on checkouts for most items
  • 1 week on checkouts for magazines
  • Maximum of 100 items you can checkout
  • Maximum of 10 videos you can check out
  • 3 renewals for most items
  • 1 renewal for CDs, magazines, & LINK+ items
  • No renewals for entertainment videos
  • Maximum of 10 item requests

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Library Fines & Fees

On July, 1, 2016, library fines and fees were reduced to help you keep your library access. You can pay fees online when you log into your account or in person at your nearest library location.

  • Icon: 25 cents
    Daily Late Fee
    Per Item
  • Icon: 5 dollars
    Maximum Late Fee
    Per Item
  • Icon: 10 dollars
    Processing Fee for
    Lost Items

Before You Pay, Find a Different Way!

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Do you have library fines you want to eliminate? Then take advantage of our Access Programs and keep your account clear of fines!

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Requesting Items

Renewing Items

Returning Items

Overdue Items

Paying Fines

Lost or Damaged Items

Limited Status Cards

Lucky Day Items