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How long can I keep checked out items?

Up to FIFTY (50) books and other library materials may be checked out at any of the Charlotte County locations with a valid library card for the following loan periods:

  • 3 weeks:  Regular Books; Paperbacks; Audiobooks; Music CDs; Playaways
  • 2 weeks:  New Adult Fiction; New Adult Non-Fiction
  • 1 week:    Movies; Magazines; Playaway Views; Reference

Reserves and Renewals

  • Maximum number of reserves per card is FIFTEEN
  • Reserves via Internet, in person, or by phone
  • Renewals via Internet, in person, or by phone
  • Maximum 3 renewals if no reserves pending

Returning Materials

  • Outside returns are available for after-hours returns at ALL locations

Overdue Fines

  • $0.25 per day per item for Books, Paperbacks, Music CDs, Audiobooks, & Playaways
  • $1.00 per day per item for Movies and Views

Long overdue or lost items

  • Lost or long overdue items will be billed at the cost of the item plus a $3 processing fee.
  • Fines in excess of $10 must be paid before any materials may be checked out. 

Revised  December 2016 Distributed by Charlotte County Government