Borrowing

Number of Items and Checkout Times

  • Most library customers may have a total of 10 items checked out on their library card, 3 of which can be DVDs.
  • Renew items, place holds, and see your account through the library’s online catalog.
  • The majority of library items are checked out for a period of 14 days.
  • DVDs have a check out period of 7 days.

Fines

Fines are $.10 per item for each day overdue. Audiobooks and DVDs are $1.00 per item for each day overdue. Fines for items borrowed from another library are $.25 per day, per item. Late charges begin at the time library closes, on the due date, until the item is returned. Fines do not accumulate when the library is closed.

Renew

Renew materials in person, over the phone, or through the online catalog on WPL’s website. You can renew items twice – as long as there are no requests from others. Interlibrary loan material may be renewed only once for a period of 7 days.

Place Holds or Reserve

Library customers place holds in person, by telephone, or via your account on the library’s website. A customer will be contacted by phone or by email. Once contacted, a reserved item will be held for 3 days at the front desk.

Lost or Damaged items

Charges for lost or damaged items include the replacement cost plus a $5.00 non-refundable processing fee. The library does not generally accept replacement copies, but items that are new and of the same format, have the same ISBN or other standard number of the original copy, and have been approved by library staff may be considered. The $5.00 processing fee will still be charged on replacement copies. Overdue charges for lost or damaged items are waived.

Book Return – 24/7

The Book Drop is located on the west side of the building. Please do not put DVDs or audiobooks in the book drop.