October 2013

My Account · Borrowing Guidelines

Material Item Limit Loan Period Overdue Fine
(per item)
Renewal
Limit
Books, magazines, audiocassettes, CD-ROMs, LPs, slides, and multimedia kits none 21 days 20¢ 8 times
Juvenile books, magazines, and audiocassettes none 21 days 8 times
Teen books and magazines none 21 days 8 times
New release feature film DVDs 10 titles 4 days 20¢ 1 time
All other videocassettes and DVDs none 7 days 20¢ 8 times
Compact discs (adult music) none 21 days 20¢ 8 times
Compact discs (adult audiobooks) none 21 days 20¢ 8 times
Compact discs (juvenile music) none 21 days 8 times
Compact discs (juvenile and teen audiobooks) none 21 days 8 times
Playaways (digital audiobooks) none 21 days 20¢ 8 times

Fines & Fees

Daily fines are charged for each item that is not returned or renewed by its due date. Check due dates and renew items on your card promptly to avoid overdue fines. If fines and other fees on your card exceed $10.00, borrowing privileges will be suspended until the fines are reduced below the $10.00 limit. If you have over $10.00 in fines and would like to place a hold, please contact the Library by phone (513-369-6900) or ask staff at your neighborhood branch to assist you.

Please refer to our Circulation Policy for additional information about fines. You may also be charged repair or replacement costs if you lose or damage library material. Please refer to our Table of Fines & Fees for additional information.

The Library distributes overdue notices by email, text message, or phone as a courtesy. Failure to receive an overdue notice does not exempt a library card holder from responsibility for overdue fines.

Accounts with overdues or fines that exceed $25.00 will be sent to a materials collection service. A $10 processing fee will also be added to the account.

Loan Periods

Due dates are on your receipt and can be checked in the catalog or in the Cincinnati Library Mobile app. Check due dates and renew items on your card promptly to avoid overdue fines.

Titles may not be renewed if they are on hold for another customer. Loan periods for special charges may vary. Please refer to our Circulation Policy for additional information.

Borrowing Limits

Limits on the number of items that may be charged to a single library card at any one time vary by card type and type of material.

Educator Library cards are limited to 150 items at any one time. Videocassettes and DVDs may not be checked out on Educator Cards. Limits may also be set for seasonal or special demand materials. Loan periods and renewal limits for digital material are determined by the provider.