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Borrowing Library Materials

  • You may check out up to 100 items on your card.  You may check out up to 20 DVDs.
  • Please bring your library card when checking out materials. Without it, you must show a photo ID.
  • If an item you want is not on the shelf, you can place a hold through our catalog. If MCPL doesn't own an item you need, you can request it from another library system through interlibrary loan.
  • If you owe $25.00 or more on your library account, you will not be able to check out or renew items, place holds, or use library computers.  See paying fines and fees.
  • Library cards expire annually.  If your card expires, you will not be able to check out materials, place holds, or renew items beyond the card's expiration date.  Read about card expiration and renewal.
Item type Loan period Renewals Daily late fines Maximum late fines
Adult materials
Books, audiobooks, and CDs 3 weeks 3 $.35 $15.00
Mass-market paperbacks and periodicals 3 weeks 3 $.35 $5.00
Express books - current bestsellers identified by red B&T spine labels 3 weeks 0 $.50 $15.00
Express DVDs 1 week 3 $1.00 $15.00
Non-express DVDs and Videotapes 3 weeks 3 $1.00 $15.00
Large print books 6 weeks 3 $.35 $15.00
Vacation loans 6 weeks 0 According to material type.
Children's and young adult materials
Books, audiobooks, and CDs 3 weeks 3 $.10 $5.00
Mass-market paperbacks and periodicals 3 weeks 3 $.10 $2.50
Non-express DVDs and videotapes 3 weeks 3 $.25 $5.00
Vacation loans 6 weeks 0 According to material type.
Educator loans 9 weeks 0 According to material type.
Technology loans and Go! Kits
Laptops 3 hours 0 $15.00/hour $15.00/hour until closing.
After closing/$1,175.00
Zinio iPads 2 hours 2 hours if no wait $15.00/hour $15.00/hour until closing.
After closing/$500.00
3M eReader 3 weeks 0 $5.00 $50.00
Go! Kits 2 weeks 0 $10.00 $50.00
Reference materials
Any reference books, adult or children's Overnight 0 $10.00 $25.00
Interlibrary loans
Marina items 3 weeks 3 $.35 $15.00
OCLC items Determined by the lending library. 0 $.35 $15.00
E-Library downloadables
E-books and audiobooks up to 3 weeks Read about renewing. Never any fines. Items return themselves on their due date.
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