Circulation Policy

An Omaha Public Library card is good at any of Omaha Public Library's twelve (12) locations and allows for privileges at reciprocal locations.

Check-out is limited to forty (40) items per account and is subject to limitations.  The number of specific types of items may be limited due to popular demand.

Loan Periods

Most items check out for 21 days with four renewals permitted, unless the items are requested by other patrons. However, renewals are not guaranteed. New popular items may have a 7-day or 14-day checkout period with no renewals permitted.

Up to 10 total DVDs can be checked out on an account. DVDs with one or two discs may be checked out for 7 days and DVDs with 3 or more discs may be checked out for 14 days, with four renewals permitted, unless the items are requested by other patrons. However, renewals are not guaranteed.

Materials and Fines

Checked out materials (juvenile, young adult, and adult) will accrue fines. However, juvenile items checked out on a juvenile account receive a grace period. There is no grace period for adult or young adult items.

Fees Charged
Overdue Fine - Materials except Laptops  $0.25 per day
Maximum Fine per item (if item is returned)  $5
Minor Damage Fee  $5
Nonrefundable billing fee per lost item $5
Charge for Lost or Completely Damaged Materials List Price
Accounts that have rolled to Debt Collect $10
Overdue Fine - Laptops (Internal Use) $5 per hour up to $25
Overdue Fine - Laptops (External Use) $10 on first day overdue, full price the second

* The forty item checkout may be subject to limitations

Fees Charged for Lost or Damaged Items

Treat your library card as you would a credit card. Patrons are responsible for any items checked out on their library card, including a replacement cost. If a fee has been incurred that cannot be paid in full, the library may extend a payment plan so that borrowing privileges can be maintained.

Return materials that are part of a set, including disks, inserts and booklets, together.

 

Approved by the Board of Trustees
of the Omaha Public Library, June 20, 2018
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