Check out limit = 50 items per library card

Books

  • Most books check out for four weeks, and most can be renewed for four additional weeks, unless the item is reserved for another library patron
  • "Most Wanted" and high demand books, such as best-sellers, check out for two weeks, and they may not be renewed
  • Books that the system does not own can often be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan for two weeks.

Books on CD

  • Check out for four weeks
  • Renewable for four additional weeks, unless the item is reserved for another library patron

Music CDs

  •  Check out for two weeks and may be renewed for two additional weeks. Two renewals permitted

DVDs/Blu-ray Discs

  • Check out limit = seven per library card
  • Check out for one week
  • Renewable for one additional week, unless the item is "Most Wanted" or reserved for another library patron. Two renewals permitted

Playaways (recorded book format)

  •  Check out for four weeks
  • Renewable for four additional weeks, unless the item is reserved for another library patron
  • You will need a AAA battery and earbuds to use a Playaway

Book Discussion Kits

  • Check out limit = one per library card
  • Check out for six weeks, and may not be renewed

Online Library

  • A variety of vendors provide digital content. Holds and checkouts work independently and differently than physical materials.

Placing Holds on Materials

  • Holds may be placed for items that are in use or on order
  • You can ask to have your holds sent to any library location
  • You will be notified when the items become available and have three days to pick them up
  • Hold items may only be checked out on the library card that was used to place the hold

How to place a hold

  • leelibrary.net or at a computer catalog in the library
  • You can ask staff to place up to four holds at a time for you.
    • Visit the library or
    • call Telephone Reference at 239-479-INFO (4636) and have your library card ready

Renewing Materials

  • Many items may be renewed, if there are no holds on the items
  • Renew online or call Telephone Reference 239-479-INFO (4636) and have your library card ready

Returning Materials

  • Items may be returned to any Lee County Library System location