Circulation Loan Policy

Loan Periods


Item Type Loan Period Check-Out Fee Renewals
Fiction and Nonfiction Materials 3 weeks None 2
Juvenile Fiction and Nonfiction Materials 3 weeks None 2
Adult New Readers 3 weeks None 2
Audiobooks 3 weeks None 2
Back Issue Magazines 3 weeks None 2
ESL-English as a Second Language 3 weeks None 2
Juvenile Big Books 3 weeks None 2
Juvenile Holiday Books 3 weeks None 2
Juvenile Media Kits 3 weeks None 2
Music CDs 3 weeks None 2
New Large Print 3 weeks None 2
Teen Books 3 weeks None 2
MeLCat Fiction and Nonfiction 3 weeks None 1
New Fiction and Nonfiction Materials 2 weeks None 2
New Audiobooks 2 weeks None 2
GED and ASVAB Books 1 week $20 cash deposit 2
DVDs 1 week None 2
Mobile Hotspots 1 week None 2
MeLCat DVDs, VHS Tapes and Music CDs 1 week None None
Rental Books
4 days $1 per item None
Rental DVDs 4 days $1 per item None
Reference Materials Non-circulating None None
Current Issue Magazines Non-circulating None None
Microfilm Non-circulating None None
Inter-Loaned Material
Loan periods on materials inter-loaned from shared system libraries may vary depending on the circulation rules of the owning library.  Some inter-loaned materials may not be renewable.  No item may be renewed if it has a hold on it.

Borrowing Guidelines


Due to the limited size of our collections, library borrowers may check out materials subject to the following guidelines per registered borrower:
  • 3 non-fiction books on the same subject
  • 3 "Holiday Books" from each of the sections (picture books, chapter books, non-fiction) for a total of 9 books 4 weeks before the holiday

Overdue Fees

As of Tuesday, November 9, 2021, the library is no longer charging overdue fees. However, the library will continue to charge replacement costs for lost or damaged items. Items are automatically billed as lost when they are 15 days passed their due date. Cardholders may not check out additional materials, including eContent, with a lost item on their account. 

If lost items are not returned or paid for within 45 days past their due date, a collection agency will be used to recover bills in excess of $50.00. A $10.00 non-negotiable placement fee is added to any account sent to the collection agency.