Borrowing Materials

With a Regular Library Card, you can:

  • Borrow up to 100 items
  • Borrow 5 Launchpads at a time
  • Borrow mobile hotspots, killowatt meters, & thermal cameras (one item per type at a time)
  • Place a hold through our catalog. If MCPL does not own an item, you can request it from another library system through our interlibrary loan service.

With a Digital Library Card you can borrow digital materials only.

Descargue las Reglas de Préstamo [PDF].

Renewing

MCPL will automatically renew most items 3 times. Each renewal period is 3 weeks. MCPL will not renew items if you owe $25.00 or more on your library account. See paying fees.

Materials not eligible for automatic renewal are:

  • “Lucky Day” books
  • Mobile hotspots
  • OCLC materials borrowed through Interlibrary Loan
  • eBooks
  • e-Audiobooks
  • Musical instruments
  • Thermal cameras
  • Kilowatt Meters

Returning

Return materials to any MCPL library either at the front desk or in the Book Drop located outside of each building.

Loan Periods, Renewal Limits

General Collections
Item Type Loan Period Renewals
Books
Audiobooks
CDs
Paperbacks
Periodicals
Regular DVDs and Videotapes
3 weeks 3
"Lucky Day Collection" 3 weeks 0
Express DVDs 1 week 3
Express DVDs–TV Series 3 week 3
Large print books 6 weeks 3
Educator loans 9 weeks 0
E-books and audiobooks 3 weeks Depends on Platform

Technology Loans
Item Type Loan Period Renewals
Launchpads 3 weeks 3
Mobile hotspots
Thermal cameras
Kilowatt meters
2 weeks 0
Laptops (In-branch only) 3 hours 0

Reference Materials
Item Type Loan Period Renewals
Reference books Overnight 0

Interlibrary Loans
Item Type Loan Period Renewals
Marina items 3 weeks 2
OCLC items Determined by the lending library 0


Fees

Reason for Fee Fee
Lost or damaged items Full replacement cost
Interlibrary loan items Any fees charged by the lending library including photocopy fees
Nonresident card $10.00; non-refundable
Printing Black and White: $.15 per page side
Color: $1.00 per page side

Notification Timeline

Timeline Action Taken
3 days before Due Date Eligible items auto renew
Non-eligible items: Due Date Reminder Email/SMS Notice
3 days after Due Date Overdue Email/SMS Notice
10 Days after Due Date Overdue Email/SMS Notice
18 Days after Due Date Overdue Email/SMS Notice
Optional SMS or email notifications based on customer preferences
Hold Filled Hold available for pickup
Item Checked In Item cleared from customer record
Item Checked Out Item checked out