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Customers may check out up to 100 items (books, CDs) at a time, with the following exceptions:

  • Chromebook -- Limit 1 (7-days or 2-hours) per customer
  • Downloadables -- can have up to 6 at a time checked out from each collection (cloudLibrary and OverDrive) for a total of 1
  • DVDs -- Limit of 20 DVD titles of any type per customer
  • Playaway Locks -- Limit 1
  • Video games -- can have 3 at a time checked out

Library materials are loaned for 21 days, with the following exceptions:

  • Book Club Kits -- 6 weeks
  • Chromebook -- 2 hours for in library use or 7-days
  • Downloadable eBooks and audiobooks from OverDrive -- customers can set their OverDrive lending period to 7, 14, or 21 days
  • Entertainment or feature length DVDs -- 1 day
  • Playaway Launchpads and Playaway Views -- 7 days
  • TV series DVDs, classic and foreign films on DVD -- 7 days

Loan periods for library materials and overdue fee information are shown on the chart of the Fees and Loan Periods link at http://www.bcpl.info/services-policies/policies-procedures#fines under the Frequently Requested Info column of the Get Help area of our home page.

For information on renewing DVDs and returning a 1 DAY DVD MOVIE due on weekends see http://bcpl.libanswers.com/faq/74848

For information on the loan period and returning downloadable audiobooks or eBooks see http://bcpl.libanswers.com/faq/74905 There are no late fees.

Most materials are eligible for 2 renewals.  An item is not eligible for renewal if ...

  • Another customer has placed a hold on the title.
  • You have already renewed that item twice.
  • You have extended loan fees over $25 for overdue materials listed on your library account.
  • The item belongs to another library system. 
  • The item was Interlibrary loaned items through OCLC.
  • The item was checked out through a Teacher Loan Card.
  • The item is Reference and cannot be borrowed.
  • The item is a downloadable e-Book or audiobook from cloudLibrary.

For more information on renewing items see http://bcpl.libanswers.com/faq/74851