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How many items can I check out?
How long can I keep an item checked out?
How many times can I renew?

New cards have a check out limit of 5 items for the first 6 months.

After 6 months if have Texas Driver License or ID, fines are under $10, and there are no problems with the account, then the card is changed to have the limits below.

The Check Out, Renewal, and Request Rules Table below gives check out periods, check out limits, renewal limits and lists if an item can be requested by placing a hold.

Check Out, Renewal, and Request Rules Table
Item Loan Period Item Limit1 Renewals2 Requestable by a Hold
book 3 weeks up to 25 2 yes
DVD 1 week up to 5 1 yes
audiobook 3 weeks up to 5 2 yes
music CD 3 weeks up to 5 2 yes
storytime kit 1 week up to 25 1 yes
binoculars 2 hours inside library only 1 0 no
iPads 4 hours inside library only 1 0 no

1The limit on the total number of items checked out on a card is 40.

2Renewal adds either 3 weeks or 1 week to the date you renewed NOT the original due date.

How do I renew items?

  • Renew online:
    1. Click on library account, found either on the vertical navigation menu on the left side of the screen or at the top of the catalog.
    2. Enter your library card number OR user name and PIN/Password.
    3. Either click "renew all" or check the items you want to renew and click "renew marked."
    4. Check to make sure the item(s) renewed. Successfully renewed items have a message reading "RENEWED Now Due..." with the new due date. If you see TOO MANY RENEWALS or ON HOLD FOR ANOTHER CUSTOMER the item was not renewed and must be returned by the due date to avoid fees.
  • Renew eligible items on a checkout station even if the items are not at the library.
  • Ask staff a service desk for help renewing.
  • Call 972-466-4800 during library hours to speak to someone in person about renewing items. Have your library card handy.

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Last updated: 7/1/2014 12:16:17 PM