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), Nonfiction DVDs, Fiction DVDs over 240 minutes, Music, Audiobooks & CD-ROMs 3 weeks
Videogames, Fiction DVDs under 240 minutes 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?

Yes. Starting on January 30, 2020, eligible books and other items in the library collection will now renew automatically up to three times as long as no one is waiting for them and your account is in good standing. Automatic renewals are currently not available for book club kits, Inter-Library Loan items or digital items (eBooks, eAudiobooks, or eMagazines). For more information on automatic renewals see the FAQ on Automatic Renewals

If you wish to renew items manually, several methods are available. Please note: you cannot renew an item if another patron is waiting for it. Materials can be renewed up to three times provided there is not a hold on the item.

  • Renew your library materials online at www.krl.org.
  • 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

  • The Library will no longer be issuing daily charges for overdue items. If an item is damaged or lost, replacement fees will still apply.
  • 21 days after the final due date, an item is considered lost and a replacement fee will be reflected on the account.
  • As a courtesy, email notices are sent before due dates to encourage the prompt return of materials.
  • Accounts owing over $50, and past due over 60 days, will be referred to a Library materials recovery firm.
  • Patrons with outstanding fees may be restricted from borrowing materials.
  • Complete list of Kitsap Regional Library's fees