Borrowing & Fees

Checkout Periods & Limits | Returns | Fines & Fees

Checkout Periods & Limits

  • Books, audiobooks, portable DVD players, Power Check meters, and musical instruments check out for three weeks.
  • DVDs and magazines check out for one week.
  • Interlibrary Loan items generally check out for four weeks, though loan periods are determined by the lending library.
  • Holds may be placed on all items, with the exception of non-circulating items such as the Reference collection and restrictions placed by other libraries.
  • All items may be renewed twice EXCEPT for:
    • New items
    • Items on hold for another patron


  • Items can be returned to any library location. If items are returned after-hours or during a holiday, they will be back-dated to the last time the library was open.
  • All library locations have an after-hours book drop.

Fines & Fees

Library Cards

  • First library card: Free
  • Replacement library card: $2.00

Overdue Materials

  • Late fees are $0.25 per item, per day overdue.
  • The maximum amount charged for an overdue item is $10.00. Once your fines exceed $5.00, you will be blocked from checking out materials.
  • Materials borrowed from other libraries are subject to the rules and regulations of the loaning library.

Lost Items

  • Lost materials are charged at the actual price as entered into the database at the time the material was processed, as well as a $5.00 fee to cover processing costs from our vendor. Replacement items will not be accepted for lost items.

Paying Fines

  • You may pay outstanding fines with cash, credit, debit card, or check at any GCLD library location. Card payments are limited to fees greater than $5.00.