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Borrow Books, DVDs, etc.

Loan Periods
Children and teen books: 21 days
Adult books: 21 days
New adult books:

  • 7 days-blue label
  • 14 days-yellow label
  • 21 days-red label

Audiobooks and music CDs: 21 days
DVDs: 14 days
Cake pans and kits: 21 days
Magazines: 21 days
Magazines marked “circulating” may be checked out for 21 days and are located inside the magazine shelving unit on the second floor. Magazines on the first floor are for in-library use only.

Reference materials and newspapers may be viewed in the library only.

All materials may be renewed one time online, by phone or in person, unless someone else has placed a hold on an item.

Returning Materials
Indoor bookdrop – Located to the right of the circulation desk, under the TV.
Outdoor bookdrop – Located to the right as you drive into the 9th Street parking lot.
To avoid damage please give over-sized materials to a staff member, rather than placing them in a bookdrop.

We no longer charge fines for overdue library materials. If materials are overdue 60 days or more, the item(s) is considered missing. In that case, patrons are responsible for the cost of replacement. Come talk with us, we’ll work with you.

Request Materials
What can we get for you? Material requests can be made through the catalog by logging in with your library card number and phone number or password. Staff members can also enter a request on your behalf.

Interlibrary Loan
If we can’t order an item to be a part of our collection, we offer interlibrary loan services. Interlibrary loan is a service where we borrow materials from other participating libraries on your behalf. The charge on ILL materials covers one-way postage on the item ordered, and is due upon check-out.

ILL requests may take several weeks to arrive. The due date is set by the lending library. When you’re done, we will send the item back! To request an ILL, please log-in to the catalog, click “my account” and select, “Let us know if there is a title you’d like to borrow that the library doesn’t own.” Any staff member can submit a request for you via phone or in person as well.