Loan Policies, Privileges & Fines

The chart below outlines Durham County Library’s checkout limits, loan periods and fees.

Resources

Maximum Allowed

Holds Allowed

Loan Period

Renewals Allowed

Fees

Audiobooks and book/tape sets

50

15

3 weeks

5

$.25 a day late fee per item.

3-day grace period;

$1 per item charged on 4th day overdue.

Maximum fine: $5 per item and $25 per library card.

Books, dated magazines, puzzles

Compact discs (CDs) and videos

DVDs

5

5

1 week

5

Total items per card

50

15

Renewals

5

No renewal of items on waiting list. Renew online or by phone at 919-680-2524.

 

  • Items declared lost at 40 days overdue
  • Charges per lost/damaged item: Replacement cost + $5.00 processing fee
  • Checkout allowed: All lost items returned or replaced and fines/fees of $10 or less on card
  • No renewal on items with waiting lists
  • Returned check: $15.00
  • Replacement library card: $1.00
  • Out-of-county card: $45 per year
  • Tote Bags: Fee schedule the same as books but with unlimited renewals