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Loan Periods, Fines, & Borrowing

Your Library Card lets you check-out, take home, and enjoy: books, movies, music, magazines, games, and more!  Items returned on time and in good condition are FREE!  A Library Card is also your key to Online Library access.  Get a Library Card Now.

 

Item Limits

Number of Items that Can Be Checked out Per Library Card

  • 100 items (max.) per card
  • 10 console games per card
  • 30 DVDs/Blu-rays per card
  • 3 items (max.) for limited access cards

Adult & Teen Items

Loan Period

Daily Fine Per Item

Renewals

Most materials 3 weeks 25¢ 3
Console Games 3 weeks 25¢ 3
Non-Feature DVDs 3 weeks 25¢ 3
Bestseller Collection see below 25¢ 0
Magazines 1 week 25¢ 3
Feature DVDs 1 week 25¢ 3
Adult Book Club Kits 6 weeks 25¢ 0
Circulating Reference 1 week $1 0
Interlibrary Loans varies $1 varies
Laptops and Devices 3 hours $1/hour 0

Senior Exemption: Persons age 65 or older are exempt from immediate, daily fines for SCCLD owned items. However, if an item is overdue more than 6 weeks it is considered lost, and a non-refundable lost processing fee is charged plus the cost of the item. Once marked as lost at 6 weeks overdue, the $10 lost fee is automatically assessed even if the item is later returned.

Children's Items

Loan Period

Daily Fine Per Item

Renewals

All Materials 3 weeks * 3

*There are no daily fines for children's materials. However, if an item is overdue more than 6 weeks it is considered lost, and a non-refundable lost processing fee is charged plus the cost of the item. Once marked as lost at 6 weeks overdue, the $10 lost fee is automatically assessed even if the item is later returned.

Bestseller Collection

Timely, popular, and immediately available items for checkout. These high-demand items include fiction and nonfiction books as well as audiobooks and DVDs. This is a browsing collection, so no holds are allowed.

Bestseller

Loan Period

Daily Fine Per Item

Renewals

Books 3 weeks 25¢ None
Audiobooks 3 weeks 25¢ None
DVDs 1 week 25¢ None

Paying Your Fines

You may pay your fines and fees using cash or check at any one of our libraries, or you may mail us your payment. In addition, credit card payment using PayPal is accepted through your account in the online catalog.

See the Santa Clara County Library District Fines & Fees Policy (PDF) for a complete listing of fines, fees, and other charges.


Key Borrowing & Accounts Pages


Digital Collections

View Lending Periods for the subset of Online Library collections that have time limits.

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