Circulation Services


Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
 Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Friday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Policy: You must present your library card in order to check out material. Your card is updated annually. If you lose your card, please notify the Library as soon as possible. Replacement cards are $5.00 as of July 1, 2014.

Resident Cards: Anyone 8 yrs. old or older, who lives in the Roanoke Rapids City limits or pays City taxes, is eligible for a free card. Please bring a photo ID and proof of residency. You may use a current driver’s license, a current bill, or a current piece of mail as verification.

Non-resident Cards: Patrons who reside in Halifax, Northampton and Warren Counties, as well as individuals employed in the Roanoke Rapids area and residing outside the counties mentioned, may purchase a Non-Resident Library card for a $20.00 annual fee as of July 1, 2012.

Children’s Cards: Children between the ages of 8 and 14 must have a parent’s or legal guardian’s signature in order to receive a library card and may only check out children’s material on such card.

At the time a library card is issued, a patron may initially check out two items, of which only one may be a movie or audiobook. Once these materials have been properly returned, normal limits apply.


Internet service is available as a privilege to our Library Patrons. A valid Roanoke Rapids Public Library Card is required to check out a computer as of July 1, 2012. The Internet computers are limited to two hour daily sessions. Computers are not reserved by telephone. Children under 14 must have an adult at that computer with them. Chat Rooms or potentially offensive material are not allowed on Library Computers. Any misuse of the computer may result in the loss of this privilege. There will be a charge to print information at the computers. Please contact the Library for information about the entire Computer Use Policy. Ask staff members about NC LIVE searching.





Books, Adult Audio books
& Children's Cassettes

21 days

2 unless requested
by another patron


7 days



14 days

No renewals

Reference Material, Newspapers, Current Issue of Magazines

Library Use Only



Renewals: Items may be renewed in person, by telephone (252-533-2890) or through our on-line catalog unless someone else has placed the item on hold or the item is one month or longer overdue. Please do not use email as a means to renew library materials.

Holds: If you would like a book that is currently checked out, we will be glad to place your name on the hold list.

Item Limits (per card): There is a limit of 4 DVDs and/or videos on an adult card. Young Adults (14-17 yrs. old) are limited to 2 DVDs and/or videos at a time. (There is a $0.50 charge per DVD/video)

Audiobooks are limited to 3 per adult card; 1 per young adult. Children's audio books have a limit of 3.

There is a limit of 3 Non-Fiction books about one subject, 3 Fiction books by the same author in the adult section and 5 Fiction books of the same author in the Children's Section.

Only 15 magazines may be checked out on your library card and there is a limit of 5 of one title.

Lost or Damaged Items: If an item is lost or damaged, the replacement cost and a non-refundable $5.00 processing fee will be charged.

CAUTION: Checkout privileges will be blocked if a patron has overdue items, outstanding fines or damage fees.

Book Drop: The book drop, located in front of the Library, is open when the Library is closed.

Effective July 1, 2015

Non-Resident Library Card

$20.00 per year

Replacement of Lost Card

$5.00 each


$0.20 @ Letter Size
$0.25 @ Legal Size
$0.30 @ Oversize

Computer Printouts

$0.40 each

Videocassette/DVD Rental

$0.50 each

Overdue Fines


Adult Audiobooks

$0.30 per day:Not to exceed $ 6.00

Adult Books

$0.20 per day:Not to exceed $ 5.00

Adult Music Cassettes

$0.25 per day:Not to exceed $ 5.00


$5.00 per day:

Juvenile Books

$0.15 per day:Not to exceed $ 3.60

Juvenile Cassettes

$0.15 per day:Not to exceed $ 3.60


$0.20 per day:Not to exceed $4.00


$1.00 per day:Not to exceed $12.00

Video Not Rewound

$1.00 each

Video/DVD in Bookdrop

$2.00 each

Lost Material or Badly Damaged Items:

Replacement cost for item plus a non refundable processing fee of $5.00.

Damaged Material


Audiobook Cassette

$8.00 each

Adult Audio Cassette Box

$10.00 each


$1.00 each

Blue Music Pouches

$1.00 each

Book Covers

$2.00 each

Cassette Cases

$1.00 each

Cleaning Fee

$2.00 each

Juvenile Book/Cassette Bags

$1.00 each

Juvenile Cassette Cases

$0.50 each


$1.00 each

Repair of Torn Pages

$0.50 each

Video/DVD Black Boxes-Single

$2.50 each

Video/DVD Black Boxes-Double

$4.00 each


Sale Books

(Unusable gift books or books deleted from our collection)


$0.50-$3.00 each


$0.25 each


$1.00-$5.00 each


$1.00-$5.00 each