Loan Periods, Renewals and Holds


The total number of checkouts allowed per card at any given time is 125.

Type of MaterialLoan PeriodRenewals
New BookTwo weeksNo renewals
Regular Book/PaperbackThree weeksThree three-week renewals
Kits (Book Club or Bi-Fokal)Four weeksThree four-week renewals
CD-ROMOne weekThree one-week renewals
CDOne weekThree one-week renewals
Playaway DeviceThree weeksThree three-week renewals
Book on CDThree weeksThree three-week renewals
DVDOne weekThree one-week renewals
DVD (over 300 minutes long)Two weeksThree two-week renewals
Magazines or Comic BooksTwo weeksThree two-week renewals

Reference materials cannot be checked out, but the library does have a photocopy machine you can use. It is the responsibility of the user to abide by all copyright laws.


Most items can be renewed up to three times for the length of the original lending period.

Renewals can be done in person, by phone, or online. If the item is overdue at the time of the renewal, the overdue charge will be automatically added to the patron’s account. Items are renewed from the date of renewal, not from the original due date.
There is no grace period.

Items that may not be renewed are:

  • New books
  • Items with holds
  • Items previously renewed three times


There is a limit of 40 holds at any given time on a patron’s account. No charge is incurred for holds. Items can be placed on hold online, by telephone by calling (262) 532-8900, or in person. When items are available for pickup, patrons will be notified by email, phone, text or postal mail. To set your options, call (262) 532-8901, inquire in person, or choose your option by logging into your account.

If an item is not claimed on or before the date designated on the notice, it will be offered to the next person on the hold list or returned to the shelf or owning library.