Number of Items and Checkout Times

  • Most library customers may have a total of 10 items checked out on their library card, 5 of which can be DVDs.
  • Renew items, place holds, and manage your account through the library's online catalog.
  • The majority of library items are checked out for 14 days.
  • DVDs have a check-out period of 14 days.
  • Mobile Hotspots have a check-out period of 7 days.


Fines are $0.10 per item for each day overdue. Audiobook and DVD fines are $0.50 per item for each day overdue. Mobile hotspot fines are $2.00 each day overdue. Fines for items borrowed from another library are $0.25 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.


Materials will automatically renew twice if another patron has not put a hold on the item. You may also renew items through the online catalog on WPL’s website.  Interlibrary loan material may be renewed only with the consent of the lending institution.  Mobile hotspots cannot be renewed.

Place Holds or Reserve

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

Mobile hotspots cannot be reserved. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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 new items of the same format, have the same ISBN or another 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 mobile hotspots in the book drop. There is a $5 fee charged for mobile hotspots that are returned in the book drop.