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 3 weeks None
7-day books 1 week 5
Children’s books 3 weeks None
741.5 call number books (comics & manga) 3 weeks 5
Magazines 1 week 10
Music CDs 3 weeks 10
Kits, books on tape & CD 3 weeks 5
CD-ROMS 3 weeks 5
Console games 1 week 2
DVDs & Videos 1 week 10
Puppets 3 weeks 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 renewal period begins on the day the item is renewed.
  • No item with an outstanding reserve 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).

Requesting items from other libraries

Items not owned by the Albany Public Library may be requested from another institution by submitting an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request.

For each ILL request, there is a nonrefundable $3.00 fee.  Although the Library will make every effort to fill your request, there is no guarantee that it will be possible to do so.  Please allow 1 to 3 weeks for requests to be filled.

For more information, or to submit an ILL request, please visit the Reference desk or call 541-917-7582.

Vacation loans

Vacation loan periods may be requested at the time of checkout and they are double the usual loan period. Items that normally check out for one week will be checked out for two weeks, and items that normally check out for three weeks will be checked out for six weeks.

Call or e-mail us for an extended loan – 541-917-7581.

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