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Loan Policies, Privileges & Fines

There is currently a maximum of 5 holds at a time for the Library Take-Out! service.

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

Resources

Maximum Allowed

Holds Allowed

Loan Period

Renewals Allowed

Audiobooks and book/tape sets

50

10
Maximum of 5 holds at a time during Library Take-Out!

3 weeks

5

Books, dated magazines, puzzles

Compact discs (CDs)

Movies DVDs

10

10
Maximum of 5 holds at a time during Library Take-Out!

1 week

5

TV Series DVDs

3

10
Maximum of 5 holds at a time during Library Take-Out!

3 weeks

5

Total items per card

50

10
Maximum of 5 holds at a time during Library Take-Out!

Renewals

5

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

 

  • We are a fine free library. No fines are charged for items returned late.
  • Items declared lost at 40 days overdue
  • Charges per lost/damaged item: Replacement cost + $5.00 processing fee
  • No renewal on items with waiting lists
  • Returned check: $15.00
  • Replacement library card: $1.00
  • Out-of-county card: $45 per year
  • Digital Collections (ebooks, downloadable audiobooks, emagazines, digital music, digital video): maximum allowed, holds allowed, loan period, and renewals vary by service. No overdue fees charged, but fines of more than $10 from other items may prevent you from checking out. See the Digital Collections page for more information.

See full details in our Circulation & Library Fee Policy.