You can borrow up to 75 items.
|Books, Audio Books, Magazines & Music CDs||21 days||2*|
|Entertainment DVDs||7 days||1*|
|Educational DVDs & Television Series||21 days||1*|
|Marina Interlibrary Loan Items||21 days||1|
|Interlibrary Loan Items (ILL)||Special||0|
*Items with an open hold request on the title cannot be renewed regardless of number of renewals normally allowed.
A child's library card can be used to borrow videos from the Juvenile collection. It is blocked from borrowing Adult videos.
If a child has possession of an adult's library card, it is assumed the adult card owner has given permission for it to be used for any and all checkouts.
Yes, as long as your accumulated balance is below $20.00 and your account is not otherwise delinquent.
Delinquent accounts meet one or more of the following criteria and are blocked from borrowing until the delinquency is cleared.
If you only have one overdue item and it is less than 45 days overdue, you will not be blocked from checking out.
If you have two or more overdue items, you will be blocked from checking out.
If you have an item more than 45 days overdue, you will be blocked from checking out.
As soon as you notice the problem, ask the Circulation staff of the branch library where you checked out the item for assistance.
Ask the Circulation staff of the branch library where you returned the item for assistance.
Please contact your local library about lost component charges.
In some cases, replacements may be accepted to replace a lost item.
Replacement materials must
Print material must be new or in pristine condition.
Audio and video format materials must be new with seals and manufacturer's shrinkwrap intact.
Items which have been in a billed status for one year or more, may not be replaced but must be paid for as lost.
You are responsible for returning materials to the library or renewing them by their due date. If you return or renew materials after the due date, we charge a fine for every day late that the Library is open. Fines are calculated upon the item's renewal or return.
Overdue Fine per Item per Day
Maximum Overdue Fine per Item
|Adult Books, Magazines, Audio Books and CDs||25 cents||8 dollars|
|Teen Books, Magazines, Audio Books and CDs||25 cents||8 dollars|
|Children's Books, Magazines, Audio Books and CDs||10 cents||5 dollars|
|DVDs||1 dollar||10 dollars|
Non-returned items 45 days or more past due are considered lost and the replacement cost of the item plus the overdue fine will be billed to the account. Return the item in good condition to any PGCMLS branch within one year and we automatically waive the replacement cost, but the overdue fine is still owed.
Payment of fines and fees upon an item's return is ideal. We do allow a small balance to be carried on an account.
Accounts with a balance of $20.00 or higher will be restricted from borrowing and renewing.
Accounts with a balance of $50.00 or higher or ones with materials 45 days or more past due, may be submitted to Collections and charged additional fees.
When an item ages 45 days past due, it is considered lost and the replacement cost of the material as well as an overdue fine is billed to the account. If the customer returns this material in good condition within one year of the billing date, the replacement cost of this item will be waived. The overdue fine is still owed. After one year, the replacement cost will not be waived upon return regardless of condition.
PGCMLS materials may be returned to any PGCMLS branch.
Book drops are available at all branches for when the library is closed.
Interlibrary Loan materials should be returned to the branch where they were borrowed.
Materials checked out from PGCMLS (except video and interlibrary loan materials) may be returned to public libraries in Maryland, DC, and the following northern Virginia counties (Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Falls Church, Loudoun and Prince William.) Materials returned to a different library system will remain on a customer's record until they are checked in at the owning library.