Lending Policy

The following lending rules apply to Shorewood owned materials.

BOOKS (except those falling into below categories)

3 week check out - two renewals allowed


NEW ADULT FICTION, mystery, and science fiction (Up to 500 pages)

14 day check out - two renewals allowed


lucky day fiction under (up to 500 pages)

14 day check out - no renewal allowed 


lucky day non-fiction & lucky day fiction over 500 pages

3 week check out  - no renewal allowed 


DVDS 

7 day check out - two renewals allowed


music cds

3 week check out  - two renewals allowed


audiobook cds and playaways (mp3 players)

3 week check out -  two renewals allowed


 KITS

3 week check out - two renewals allowed


MAGAZINES

7 day check out  - two renewals allowed


mobile hotspots

3 week check out  - no renewal allowed 


NEWSPAPERS

Do not circulate


REFERENCE ITEMS

Do not circulate


  • Renewals are only permitted for items which do not have a high holds ratio (defined as number of holds exceeding number of available copies).
  • A renewal is equal to the length of an item’s prescribed loan period.
  • All Shorewood materials have a three-day grace period.
  • Patrons may check out Shorewood-owned adult books and audiobooks for a six week lending period if requested. Renewals are still equal to three weeks.
  • Items received through InterLibrary Services for Interlibrary loan are due on the date indicated by the lending library.

Adopted by Library Board on June 4, 1999

Last Revised: January 13, 2021

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