Loan Periods New books check out for 7 days and all other items check out for 3 weeks.
Renewing New books renew for 7 days and all other items
renew for 3 weeks — if they have no hold requests. Items can be renewed online in ValleyCat. Note: ValleyCat renewals can be made only once per item.
Items can also be renewed by calling a branch library during
open hours, or toll-free 1-866-290-8681.
Note: toll-free renewals can be made only once per item.
View Checkouts, Holds, Fees In ValleyCat cardholders can view due dates of checked out items, renew, request or cancel holds, and view any fees owed. Users can also see holds that are ready for checkout and holds still in transit.
Suspend items on hold
You may suspend holds before going out of town, preserving your places on waiting lists for items. The items won’t arrive while you're gone, and you can activate the holds when you return. To suspend or activate items, access your account, click the Holds tab, click a Suspend Until Date, mark one or more titles, and click Change Status.
Limits Maximum 25 items checked out
at any one time per library card, with a limit of 5 DVDs within that total.
REQUESTS Maximum 30 current holds
per library card.
Cards Applicants for library cards must show ID with current
mailing address. Applicants age 17 and under need a parent or guardian
signature on the application, as well as the responsible person's driver's
license number. Library cards are free, however, there is a $5 fee to replace a lost card. To apply for a library card, print the Library Card Application form and turn it in at the library. Applicants will need to sign their application forms in the library. (Adobe
Reader is required to view or print the form.)
You can use your credit card or debit card to pay your library fees and fines online via the SmartPAY system. Details about SmartPAY. Make a payment through SmartPAY.
Fees for Overdue Items All library items are subject to overdue fees:
50¢ per new book per overdue day, to a
maximum of $5 per book
50¢ per video per overdue day, to a maximum
of $5 per video
25¢ per book, magazine, audio or
CD per overdue day, to a maximum of $4 per item
Other Fees & Charges
Interlibrary loan $1.25
Lost library card replacement $5
Photocopies 10¢ per page
Computer printing 10¢ per black & white page; $1 per color page
Microfilm and microfiche copies 25¢
Replacement & Damage Charges Replacement cost of item plus a non-refundable
$5 processing fee will be charged for the following: