Borrowing & Renewing
How do I check out items?
Bring the items you have picked out to the nearest service desk. Present your Library Card to staff, who will check out the items for you. Alternatively, you can check out books at one of the self-serve kiosks located across from the Check-Out desk in Adult Services.
How long can materials be checked out?
Take a look at the loan periods and fines for overdue items.
|Items||Loan Period||Fines per Day|
|Books||28 Days||10 cents|
|Audiobooks||28 Days||10 cents|
|New Books||14 Days||10 cents|
|Magazines||14 Days||10 cents|
|Music CDs||14 Days||10 cents|
|Movies (DVDs)||7 Days||50 cents|
|Repair Manuals||14 Days||10 cents|
|Holiday Books||14 Days||10 cents|
|Reference Materials||Special Permission||Needed|
|Children's Books and Games||28 Days||None|
|Children's Audiobooks||28 Days||None|
|Children's Movies||7 Days||None|
|Children's CDs and Magazines||14 Days||None|
May I renew materials?
Unless there is a waiting list, items may generally be renewed for one additional Loan Period.
Note that the renewal period begins from the day the items are renewed, not from the due date. Some items can not be renewed because they belong to another library and/or may have been requested by another person. If items are overdue or if you have too many outstanding fines, you will need to contact Library staff for assistance.
An LCD Projector is available for rental at $10.00/day. Reservations must be made in advance in person or by calling OPL at 507-444-2460.