Loan Rules / Fines

Three Week Loan Period

Books (including Too Hot To Hold titles), Audiobooks, Music CDs

  • Borrowed on or after Aug. 11 – Due within 21 days of checkout date

One Week Loan Period

DVDs, Virginia State Park Passes, Electricity Meters

  • Borrowed on or after Aug. 25 – Due within 7 days of checkout date
Loan period changes, text on page for details

Borrowing Physical Materials

  • Present your library card or photo ID to borrow materials.
  • Borrow up to 30 items at one time, including up to 10 DVDs.
  • Renew eligible materials up to three times, as long as no one is waiting.
  • Have up to 15 items on hold at any time.
  • Receive email notifications when items are ready for pickup.
  • Items are due by close of business on the day they are due. Items returned overnight are credited the next business day.

Borrowing Digital Materials

Digital materials, such as e-books, digital audiobooks, and digital magazines have no fines. Most items return themselves at the end of the loan period. For specifics, please visit the Stream & Download page.

Returns

Returns are accepted Monday- Saturday during open hours at open locations (Central Library, Meadowdale Library and North Courthouse Road Library), and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at all other locations.

Please place items in the designated bins. Book drops remain closed. Items will be quarantined according to health department guidelines. It may take up to a week for items to be returned from your account. 

Current Loan Periods & Overdue Charges

Loan Period Item Type Overdue Charges
42 days Book Club Bags $1.00 per day
21 days Books / Audiobooks / Too Hot To Hold Items $0.10 per day
21 days F.U.N. Grant Game Kit and Trunks (not available due to COVID-19) $0.10 per day
21 days Music CDs  $0.10 per day
21 days Rock 'n' Roll Mole Kit (not available due to COVID-19) $1.00 per day
21 days Smithsonian Human Origins Trunk (not available due to COVID-19) $1.00 per day
21 days Toys (not available due to COVID-19) $0.10 per day
21 days Ukuleles (not available due to COVID-19) $0.10 per day
21 days War or History Traveling Trunks (not available due to COVID-19) $0.10 per day
7 days DVDs $1.00 per day
7 days Power Monitors/Watt-hour Meters $1.00 per day
7 days Tools for Success (not available due to COVID-19) $1.00 per day
7 days Virginia State Parks Passes (backpacks not available due to COVID-19) $1.00 per day