Loan Periods and Fees

Loan Periods, Check Out Limits, and Fines

Material Type

Checkout Limits
(per card)

Loan Period

Renewals

Fines

Books, magazines,
& audiobooks

None

3 weeks

Two

No overdue fines

Movies

Five

1 week

Two

No overdue fines

Games

Two

1 week

Two

50¢/day

PuzzlesOne3 weeksTwo50¢/day

Library of ThingsOne1 weekTwo50¢/day

Interlibrary loan

None

Varies

None

50¢/day

 

Fines will be assessed daily until the item is returned, up to a maximum fine of $5.00 or the cost of the item, whichever is less.

Suspended Privileges

Accounts with materials overdue by seven or more days will be frozen until all overdue items are renewed, returned, or purchased in the case of loss or damage.

Fines must be under $5.00 to check out.

Notices

Notices are sent when an item is one day overdue, seven days overdue, and 14 days overdue. A final notice is sent when an item is 28 days overdue.  

Billed Items

Accounts with materials overdue 35 days will be billed for the cost of replacing the items. This bill is final.  Accounts will be suspended until the bill is paid.

Renewals

If an item is eligible for renewal, the library will automatically renew the item for the patron at the due date.  Items will not renew once they have reached the maximum number of renewals.  Interlibrary Loan items, and book club sets are not eligible for automatic renewals.

Holding Items

If an item is checked out, a hold may be placed on it and the patron will be notified when it is available.  A patron must have a library account before a hold can be placed.

In addition, items not owned by the library may be requested through interlibrary loan.  A fee for interlibrary loan items is assessed if the item is located and must be paid prior to checking out any interlibrary loan materials. 

Reference:

The genealogy reference collection does not circulate.    

At Home Delivery:

At Home Delivery is provided to those people, living within the corporate city limits of Indianola, who are unable to come to the library on their own due to a disability, either long- or short-term.   Books are delivered to patrons on a regular basis.

Copying Services

A copy machine and computer printer are provided for use by the public at 15¢ per black and white copy and 50¢ per color copy.   Patrons are responsible for all items printed.  

Digital Materials

The library offers a collection of digital materials to patrons with valid library cards. Some digital materials are limited to patrons who reside in the city limits of Indianola or rural Warren County.  The number of items checked out per patron is limited and checkout periods vary.