Services

Borrowing

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Loan Period & Number of Items

Item Type Maximum Item Checkout Limit Loan Period Renewals
Books, AudioBooks 30 14 Days 4 times 
DVDs 30 14 Days None
Electronic Materials varies varies varies

Patrons can have a maximum of 30 items checked out on their card at any given time.

Renew

If an item does not have a hold on it, it will be automatically renewed before the due date. An email will be sent 3 days prior to the original due date. The message will display the new due date for renewed items, and the original due date for ineligible items.  If you haven’t already done so, contact your local branch to opt into email notices. 

You can check your due dates at any time:

  • By logging into your online account
  • By calling the automated renewal line at 1-888-388-0664
  • With a staff member during library hours

Items won’t be renewed if:

  • The item is on hold for another patron
  • The item reached its maximum number of renewals
  • Your account is blocked due to fines
  • The item is a digital item, such as an eBook or eAudiobook

Place a Hold/Pin number

The PIN number is set at the time you receive your library card. You will need your PIN to access your library account information online and to place holds on items in the catalog. 

Placing a Hold
You can place a hold on most items in the library system. Items will be sent to the library of your choice to pick up.  Holds can be placed in our online catalog, or any staff member will be happy to assist you. Each library account can have up to 15 holds at one time. 

When any item you've requested arrives at your branch you will be notified by phone via a recorded message, by email, or by text depending on your communication preferences. Once you get the notification you have 7 days to pick up the item.

You can also check your hold status online in My Account.

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Return items

Items can be returned to any RCLS library location

Fines and Fees

Late Fine Adult items
$0.25 a day per item, $5.00 maximum per item

Late Fine Children's items
$0.10 a day per item, $3.00 maximum per item

Late Fine Videos and DVDs
(adult and children's): $0.25 a day per item, $5.00 maximum per item

Replacement/Damaged Items Fee
Varies depending on item, plus $10 processing fee

InterLibrary Loan
$5.00 per item

Meeting Room rental
$25.00 per hour (excluding non-profit groups)

Replacement Library Card
$1.00

Printing 
$0.15 black and white; $0.65 color

As a courtesy, an overdue notice will be sent approximately 14 days after an item is due. Please return or renew items on or before the due date to avoid accruing fines. Use of your card will be blocked if 5 or more items are overdue or if you have accrued $5.00 or more in unpaid fines.

Fines can be paid online through My account.

Lost or Damaged

Library materials that are lost or remain unreturned after six weeks from the due date are automatically billed to your account.

You may also be charged for items that are damaged during your loan period.

Bills include a $10 processing fee to cover re-cataloging, processing, labels, barcodes, etc.