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Borrowing Guidelines

Library cards are at no charge to those who reside, own property, work or attend school in Transylvania County. Others might be eligible for a non-resident card with an annual fee. A library card must be presented to borrow materials.

Check Out Limits

There is not a checkout limit for books.
Up to 5 each of most other formats (DVDs, Books on CD, etc.)  may be checked out at any one time per library card.
Special checkout and return policies apply for the Batty for Books kits.

Books, CDs and audiobooks may be renewed twice if they are not on reserve. Material may be renewed in person, by phone or through the Library’s online catalog via the Internet.  A PIN is required for online renewals.

Loan Periods

Books, Audiobooks, CDs & all kits —  14 days

DVDs & Videocassettes —   7 days

Bookmobile items —    30 days

DVDs, Videocassettes, and Batty for Books kits are NOT renewable.

Fines by type
per day
Adult & Young Adult Books & Audio $ .15
DVDs, VHS tapes, & Batty for Books Kits $ 1.00
Children’s Books & Audio $ .15

Fines must be paid in order to maintain borrowing privileges. Please refer to the Library’s Fines & Fees schedule for a complete list of replacement costs and other fees.

If fine balance exceeds $20, all borrowing privileges are blocked including use of the public computers.

Most material should be returned to the Circulation desk during library hours. When the library is closed, books, audios, videos and DVDs may be returned in the appropriate box at the book return island. Special checkout and return policies apply for the Batty for Books kits.

Please do not put money for fines in book pockets or audio-visual cases.