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Borrowing, Fines, Renewals & Returns

Loan Periods, Loan Limits and Overdue Fines (new rates, effective January 2, 2018)

Item
Loan Period
Fine per item
Loan Limit
Renewable
Speed Readers (books & magazines)
7 days,
20¢ per day
no limit
no
New Fiction &Non-fiction
14 days*
20¢ per day*
no limit*
yes**
All other books*
21 days*
20¢ per day*
no limit*
yes**
Magazines*
21 days*
20¢ per day*
No limit*
yes**
New Audio books*
14 days*
20¢ per day*
No limit*
yes**
Audio books*
21 days*
20¢ per day*
No limit*
yes**
CDs*
14 days*
20¢ per day*
No limit*
yes**
3-day DVDs*
3 days*
20¢ per day*
15 per card (total)***
no*
7-day DVDs*
7 days*
20¢ per day*
15 per card (total)***
yes**
Blu-Ray®*
3 days*
20¢ per day*
15 per card (total)***
no*
Blu-Ray®*
7 days*
20¢ per day*
15 per card (total)***
yes**
Video Games*
7 days*
20¢ per day*
2 per card*
yes**
Binge Boxes*
7 days*
20¢ per day*
1 per card*
yes**
WiFi Hotspots‡*
7 days*
$1.25 per day
up to $155 fee for lost or damaged items*
1 per card*
yes**
Cake Pans*
14 days*
20¢ per day*
no limit*
yes**
Kindle Fires*
14 days*
$1.25 per day up to $128 fee for lost or damaged items*
1 per card*
yes**
Blood Pressure Monitors*
14 days*
50¢ per day up to $100 fee for lost or damaged items*
1 per card*
yes**
Air Quality Monitors*
14 days*
50¢ per day up to $135.99 fee for lost or damaged items*
1 per card*
yes**
Search Ohio/ INNReach
items*
21 days-print 7days-CDs, DVDs, tapes*
50¢ per day $25 fee for lost or damaged items*
variable*
yes**
OhioLINK items*
21 days-print
7 days-CDs, DVDs, tapes*
50¢ per day
$125 fee for lost or damaged items*
25
yes*

‡ check out limited to adult cardholders
**A total of 15 DVD/Blu-ray disks, in any combination, may be checked out per card.
*How-to magazines check out for 21 days with no loan limit.

Renewing Materials

If your items are not on hold for another customer, they will be renewed automatically, up to three times.

Renewals are not permitted on 3-day DVDs (Standard & Blu-Ray), Speed Readers or items on hold.

To renew by phone, call the automated Telephone Renewal Line at 419.524.3019. Use the regular phone number for your local library to renew materials at a branch location.

To renew online, you will need a Personal Identification Number (PIN). You can register for a PIN by phone or in person at any Library location.

Choose the Account Login link at the top of any page on this website. You will be asked for your Library card number and PIN number. Enter those in the appropriate boxes. When you are logged in, click on Items currently checked out. Check the box next to the items you wish to renew, then click on the Renew button at the top or bottom of the screen. If the items you choose cannot be renewed, you will get a message telling you that.

You will need your library card number to renew by any method.

 

 

 

 

 

Reserves/Holds
Holds/reserves may be placed on all library materials except:
3-day DVDs (Standard & Blu-Ray)
Periodicals
Reference materials
Sherman Room collection
Speed Readers
Holds may be placed in person or online.

 

Returning Materials
Library materials may be returned to any M/RCPL location, regardless of where they were borrowed. Drop boxes are available at all locations.

Liability for Lost or Damaged Items, Lost Library Card

Failure to return library materials or settle fines may result in the loss of borrowing privileges. Be careful of your library card and who you allow to use it. You are liable for charges to your card, just like a credit card. Report its loss or theft immediately.

Long overdue and lost items will not be accepted once they have been removed from the Library's catalog.

The Library assumes no responsibility for possible damage to equipment caused by Library audiovisual materials.

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Mansfield, OH 44902
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Sun: 1 PM-5 PM

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