Borrowing Guidelines

Library cards are available 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 or official photo ID 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 card.
Special checkout and return policies apply for the Batty for Books kits.

Loan Periods

    • Books, Audiobooks, CDs & all kits —  14 days
    • DVDs  —   7 days
    • Bookmobile items —    30 days


Material may be renewed in person, by phone or through the Library’s online catalog. A PIN is required for online renewals.

    • Books, CDs and audiobooks may be renewed twice if they are not on hold.
    • DVDs may be renewed once if not on reserve.
    • Batty for Books kits may NOT be renewed. 

Overdue Fines

    • Adult and Young Adult books and audiobooks: $.15 per day
    • DVDs: $1.00 per day
    • Children’s materials (books, audiobooks, DVDs & kits): No overdue fines

If an account balance exceeds $20, all borrowing privileges are blocked including use of the public computers. Please refer to the Library’s Fines & Fees schedule for a complete list of replacement costs and other fees.

Return borrowed materials inside the library at the Circulation Desk or outside in the book returns. 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.