Learn About Library Item Circulation

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How many items can I borrow from the library?

Physical items: Starting September 27, 2021, we have removed limitation on the number of items that you can borrow from the library. We recommend that you consider the borrowing period to ensure that you can return items on-time.

Digital items:

How long can I keep Library items?

Currently, most items can be borrowed for 21 days, except for:

  • New movies (DVD or Bluray), new video games and magazines can only be borrowed for 7 days
  • Mobile hotspot and Kindle Fire tablet can be borrowed for 30 days
  • Book Club Express Bag can be borrowed for 42 days

How do I renew borrowed items?

Renewal requests can be made in person, by phone, or online through your library account. For most items, if there are no pending requests/holds, item can be renewed up to 2 times. All NEW items cannot be renewed.

New due dates are calculated from the date of renewal, not from the original due date. If you renew an overdue item, you will be charged for the number of days the item is overdue.

How do I place a request or put an item on hold?

Holds, or requesting library item for pick-up, can be placed online by logging in to your account with your library card number. A library staff can also help you place an item request in person at the Library.

Starting September 27, 2021, we have removed limitation on the number of items that you can request from the library. You will receive a notification by email or phone when a requested item is ready at the pick-up library. Items will be held for 5 days.