Checking Out

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Checking Out

You must have a valid library card to check out materials.  A parent or guardian must sign for children under 14 years.

Most materials are loaned for 21 days except for:

Limits by type:

  • DVDs check out for 7 days
  • 5 New books
  • 5 Books by an author
  • 5 Books on a subject
  • 10 audio books
  • 10 magazines
  • 10 music CDs
  • 10 DVDs per card
  • 5 each any other AV type listed (kits, etc. There is a limit of 1 on Watt detectors, language USB items and Lauritzen Gardens and Fontenelle Forest passes.)

New collections and items in special displays may have lower limits due to size of the collection. Please refer to display signage.

At checkout, each user receives a printout of items borrowed in that session and their due dates. Check under My Account in the online catalog to see a list of all borrowed items.

Note: First-time users are limited to 5 items per card on their first day's checkout.  Otherwise, the maximum number of items allowed per session is 20 per card.