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Borrowing Guidelines

Limits

  • 60 titles at one time per card.

  • 10 Wii games per card.

  • 5 renewals, as long as no one is waiting.

  • 10 downloadable titles from Overdrive and 10 from 3M Cloud Library.

  • 6 free songs per week from Freegal.

Loan Periods & Overdue Charges

Media Type Loan Period Overdue Charges
Books, Audiobooks 21 days 20 cents per day
New Books 21 days 20 cents per day
CDs 21 days 20 cents per day
Games & DVDs 7 days 20 cents per day

Renewing Materials

Items can be renewed five times, but an item requested by another customer cannot be renewed. Downloadable books and audiobooks cannot be renewed.

You may renew library materials:

Holds

You may reserve items online or by phone at (803) 929-3425. We will let you know when the item you requested is available for pickup. For online holds, if the item is available, it will be pulled for you within two days. For faster service, please call the branch where the item is located.

Returning Materials

Items may be returned to any Richland Library location. Outside book returns are available at all locations.

Lost or Damaged Items

A cardholder is responsible for all materials checked out on his or her library card. Parents are responsible for items checked out by their children.

The charge for lost or damaged materials is the value of the item, plus any applicable fees. Excessive charges for overdue, lost or damaged materials will result in a loss of borrowing privileges.

Lost or Stolen Cards

Report loss or theft of a card promptly to avoid its unauthorized use; the cardholder is responsible until the loss is reported. There is a $1 fee to replace a lost card. Report lost cards by calling (803) 929-3456.

Change of Address

To change the address and phone number on your account, call (803) 929-3456.