Checkout Policies

Limits, Fines, and Fees

 

Physical Items

For physical items on the library shelves, up to 50 total items may be checked out at the same time on one library account.

To checkout physical items, a patron must have a Full-Access Library Card that has had a proof of mailing address provided to the library.  Internet Only cards cannot check out physical library items.  For more information, view the library card page.

Books

  • A maximum of 50 books may be checked out at the same time.
  • Books check out for 3 weeks.
  • Book may be renewed up to 2 times.
  • Each overdue book has a fine of 10 cents per day with a maximum of $4.00 per overdue book.

 

CD Items

  • A maximum of 10 CD items may be checked out at the same time.
  • CD items may be checked out for 3 weeks.
  • CD items may be renewed up to 2 times.
  • Each overdue CD item has a fine of 10 cents per day with a maximum of $4.00 per overdue CD.

 

DVD items

  • A maximum of 5 DVDs may be checked out at the same time.
  • DVD items may be checked out for 7 days.
  • DVD items may be renewed up to 2 times.
  • Each overdue DVD item has a fine of $1.00 per day with a maximum of $10.00 per overdue DVD.

Hotspots

  • A hotspot user must have a signed agreement form on file before checking out a hotspot.
  • One hotspot may be checked out per patron.
  • Hotspots check out for 2 weeks.
  • Hotspots may not be renewed.
  • An overdue hotspot has a fine of $2.00 per day with a maximum of a $20.00 fine.
  • Hotspots can only be checked out by the card holder.  A second person with possession of the card cannot check out a hotspot.

 

Board Games

  • A maximum of 2 board games may be checked out at the same time.
  • Board games may be checked out for 2 weeks.
  • Board game items may be renewed 1 time.
  • Each overdue board game item has a fine of $1.00 per day.
  • Board games must be returned to STEAM Central. There is a $10.00 fine for an improper return in the book drop or at a library branch.

 

Electronic Books and Streaming Movies

Overdrive (Libby)

  • Overdrive allows a maximum of 10 ebook and eaudiobooks to be checked out at the same time.
  • Overdrive items may be checked out for 2 weeks.
  • Overdrive provides unlimited access to electronic magazines.
  • All valid library cards are eligible for checking out Overdrive materials.
  • Overdrive items are automatically returned when due.
  • There are no late fees with Overdrive.

Kanopy

  • Kanopy allows a  maximum of 7 streaming video selections to be viewed per month.
  • An unlimited number of items from the Kanopy Kids database can be viewed each month.
  • To have Kanopy access, a full-access library card (proof of mailing address provided) is required. 
  • Kanopy videos are automatically returned when due.
  • There are no late fees with Kanopy.