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Loan Periods & Item Limits


Item Type



Loan Period



Item Limit



Number of 7 Day Renewals
(If not requested)


Express Collection 3 Days 10 Adult + 10 Children's NO RENEWALS
DVDs 7 days 5
Bird Watching Kits NONE
Adult Magazines NONE
Teen Magazines NONE
New Fiction Books NONE
Sports & Leisure Collection NONE 5
Telescopes NONE
Video Games 5
Hotspots 14 Days 1 2
Audiobooks 21 Days NONE 5
Fiction and Non-Fiction Books NONE
Launchpads 2
Magazines (Children's) NONE
Paperbacks NONE


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  1. DVDs with 10 or more requests will decrease to a 4-Day Loan Period (from 7-Days)
  2. Fiction & Non-Fiction Books with 12 or more requests will decrease to a 7-Day Loan Period (from 21-Days)
  3. New CDs & New Fiction Books are considered “New” for the first 4 months (labelled with 7-Day loan sticker)
  4. Requests cannot be placed on the Express Collection

Card Limit By Borrower Type

Child's Card
(0-11 Years)
Teen Card
(12-17 Years)
Adult Card
(18+ Years)
Temporary Card
25 items 50 items 50 items 5 items
DVDs and Video Games
Restricted DVDs
No Exclusions No Exclusions