Many items may be renewed twice, unless holds have been placed on them. Videos and DVDs may be renewed only once, as long as there are no holds on them. Leased books are not renewable. Renewals can be done in person with either your card or the item itself; over the phone with your library card number; or online. Most new items, including bestsellers, will not be renewable because others are waiting for them.
When the library is open, all adult and young adult materials may be returned at the Circulation Desk on the Main Level and children’s items may be returned at the circulation desk in the Children’s Room. A book drop at the rear of the building remains open for returns at all times. There is a separate drop for media, such as DVDs and CDs.
The hold procedure is a way to reserve a particular item when the item you want is not immediately available. By placing a hold, you ensure that you will receive a copy of the item.
You may request or place a hold on most items that you find in the online catalog. You may do this from your home computer, at the library’s online catalog, or over the telephone. To do this yourself, you need your library card number, referred to as “User ID” and PIN. The default PIN is OCLN. If you call the Circulation Desk and have your card number available, the circulation staff will be happy to place up to two holds for you, time permitting. When the library receives the item, you will be notified by telephone or email. You have seven business days to pick up the item.