Loan Rules / Fines

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 reserve 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.


Items may be returned to any Chesterfield County Public Library location. Outside book returns are available at all locations. Materials returned after hours are credited to the next business day. Drive-up book returns are available at the following libraries:  Enon, Ettrick-Matoaca, LaPrade and North Courthouse Road.

Loan Periods & Overdue Charges

Item Type Loan Period Overdue Charges
Book Club Bags 42 days $1.00 per day
Books / Audiobooks 28 days $0.10 per day
CDs 28 days $0.10 per day
F.U.N. Grant Game Kit and Trunks 28 days $0.10 per day
War or History Traveling Trunks 28 days $0.10 per day
Toys 28 days $0.10 per day
Too Hot to Hold Items / Bestsellers 14 days $0.10 per day
Magazines 7 days $0.10 per day
DVDs 7 days $1.00 per day
Power Monitors/Watt-hour meters 7 days $1.00 per day
Rock 'n' Roll Mole Kit 7 days $1.00 per day
Smithsonian Human Origins Trunk 7 days $1.00 per day
Tools for Success 7 days $1.00 per day
Virginia State Parks Backpacks 7 days $1.00 per day