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
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 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.
|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|