Loan Periods and Fines

Responsibilities

You are responsible for all activity on your and your dependents’ cards. When you borrow items from the library, you agree to return them on time so that other patrons may also enjoy them. Report lost and stolen cards immediately.

Loan periods, renewals and holds

Digital items borrowed via any of our online sources including Zinio, hoopla, Overdrive and Libby return automatically and do not incur fines. Physical items will automatically renew up to 5 times. Most items checked out at a GCPL location will automatically renew at the end of their lending periods. The only exception is if another patron has placed a hold on the item.

In general, GCPL’s loans last 21 days for:

  • Books
  • Audiobooks
  • CDs
  • Video games
  • DVD/Blu-ray sets
  • Magazines

GCPL’s loans are seven days for:

  • DVDs – Blu-rays
  • Telescopes

Fines for new DVDs and Blu-rays are typically $1.00 per day with a maximum fine of $3.00 per item.