Renewals, Loan Periods, Fines and Fees, and Limits

Renewals

Items which are not on hold may be renewed a maximum of two times. Items may be renewed by phone or online. After the renewal limit is reached, materials should be returned so that other library borrowers may have the opportunity to find them on the shelf. The renewal limit may not be extended by transferring materials to the card of another family member

All items may be renewed by telephone or on the online catalog two times if there are no holds on the items.

A second fee will be charged for a movie renewal.

Interlibrary loan books may be renewed if permission is granted from the lending library.

Items are not due and fines are not assessed for any day the library is closed.

A. Normal Loans

Books, CDs, Audiobooks, Magazines

  • Checkout Fee: No Fee
  • Loan Period: Three Weeks
  • Overdue Fines: $.25 per day per item
  • Maximum Fine per Item: $8.00 / Magazines $4.00
  • Total 50 items out, includes movies.

Movies

  • Checkout Fee for Movies and TV Series: $1.00
  • Checkout Fee for Children's Movies: No Fee
  • Loan Period: One Week
  • Overdue Fines: $.50 per day per item
  • Maximum Fine per Item: $8.00

Downloadable Books and Audiobooks

OverDrive*

  • Checkout Fee: No Fee
  • Loan Period: Three Weeks
  • Overdue Fines: No Fines

*Limit eight items

You must be a resident of Des Moines or rural Polk County to use OverDrive.

Downloadable Audiobooks

OneClickdigital*

  • Checkout Fee: No Fee
  • Loan Period: Three Weeks
  • Overdue Fines: No Fines

*Limit eight items

You must be a resident of Des Moines or rural Polk County to use OneClickdigital.

Downloadable Magazines

Zinio*

  • Checkout Fee: No Fee
  • Loan Period: Unlimited
  • Overdue Fines: No Fines

*No Limit on Items

You must be a resident of Des Moines or rural Polk County to use Zinio.

B. Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

  • ILL Request Fee: $3.00
  • Loan Period: 14 Days from Arrival to ILL
  • Overdue Fines: $.25 per day per item

C. Homebook Delivery

  • Loan Period: 28 days
  • Overdue Fines: No Fines (Must pay for lost items)

D. Deposit Sites

  • Loan Period: 60 Days
  • Overdue Fines: No Fines (Must pay for lost items totaling over $100)

E. Educator Cards

  • Loan Period: 28 Days
  • Overdue Fines: No Fines (Must pay for lost items)

F. Vacation Loans

  • Loan Period: Negotiated