Loans and Renewals

Fines

Fines are charged for overdue materials based upon the current fee schedule.

Rates

  • Fines for overdue library materials are $.20 per item, per day.
  • Fines per item will accumulate to a maximum of the item cost or $5.00, whichever is lower.

Four-day grace period

  • If overdue items are returned before the fifth day overdue, the patron will not be fined for the first four days.

Maximum fines

  • Patrons may continue to check out library materials until they have accumulated $15.00 in fines.
  • Once a patron accumulates $15.00 in fines, library privileges will not be permitted until fines are brought below $15.00.

 

Loan Periods

Item Type Loan Period Item Limit
Books 21 days None
Comics & manga (741.5 call number) 21 days 5
Magazines 7 days 10
Music CDs 21 days 10
Talking books 21 days 5
Console games 7 days 2
DVDs & Videos 7 days 10
Puppets 21 days 5

Renewing items

  • Renewals may be requested at the Circulation Desk in the Library, over the telephone, or through the “My Account” feature in the Catalog.
  • Items may be renewed two times for their normal checkout period.
  • The first renewal will be granted automatically unless the item has an outstanding hold. The second renewal must be requested by the borrower.  Automatic renewals are for Albany Public Library items only.
  • The renewal period begins on the day the item is renewed.
  • No item with an outstanding hold may be renewed.
  • No item overdue more than seven days can be renewed except when searching for a lost item.
  • Nonrenewable items must be reshelved before they can be checked out again.

Renewing items online

  • Login to your library account using your library card number and birth date as shown, and click “LOG IN.” (need help?)
  • Click on the “Items Checked Out” tab.
  • Click on the box to the left of each title you wish to renew.
  • At the top of the list of your checkouts, click the “Go” button next to the “Renew Selected Titles” drop down menu. A pop-up message will appear asking if you’re sure you want to renew; select “OK” or cancel.
  • A message will appear at the top of the list of check-outs stating how many items were successfully renewed, and/or how many items failed to renew (in red).

Main Library

Express Library Hours
Tuesday 10-2
Wednesday 3-7
Thursday and Friday 1-5

2450 14th Avenue SE
MAP / DIRECTIONS
541-917-7580

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Carnegie Library

Express Library Hours
Monday 2-5pm
Wednesday 10am-1pm
Thursday 11am-1pm

302 Ferry Street SW
MAP / DIRECTIONS
541-917-7585

 

 

 

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