How long can I borrow materials?

Library cardholders can borrow up to 100 items at a time. Electronic games are limited to 10 per cardholder. 

Books, Magazines (past issues), Music, Audiobooks & CD-ROMs 3 weeks
Xbox and Wii Videogames 1 week
All DVDs (4 hours or longer) 3 weeks
All DVDs (shorter than 4 hours) 1 week
Book Group Kits 6 weeks
Newspapers, Current Magazine Issues, Reference, Special Collections / Archives Non-circulating


Can I reserve materials?

Get the popular Library materials you want by placing a hold request on the item. Holds can be placed online via the catalog, by phone, or with help from a staff person. You can designate any Library location for your hold to be delivered to for your pick-up.

To place a hold by phone, call your Library or toll-free at 1-877-883-9900. Have your Library card number ready and be able to provide information about the item (title, author, etc.).


Can I renew materials?

Several methods are available for renewing materials, all designed for your convenience. Please note: you cannot renew an item if another patron is waiting for it.

  • Renew your library materials online at
  • Renew by telephone. Call your Library location or toll-free at 1-877-883-9900 and ask to renew your materials. Be sure to have your card handy.


Fines & Fees

  • It is your responsibility to return materials you've borrowed on time. As a courtesy, emails pre-date due notices to encourage prompt materials return. You can renew your materials up to three times providing there is not a hold on the item. Once the item is overdue, the fine will be 25 cents per day up to a maximum of $5 per item, per checkout. After 21 days, a billing notice for the amount of the item will be sent.
  • Overdue fines for a book group or early literacy kit are $2 per day up to a maximum of $24.
  • Accounts owing over $50, and past due over 60 days, will be referred to a Library materials recovery firm. Patrons with outstanding fines and fees may be restricted from borrowing materials.
  • You are responsible for any library materials checked out on your record. You will be charged for lost or damaged Library materials.
  • You can see the complete list of Kitsap Regional Library's fines and fees here.