Borrowing Information


Loan Periods: 

Items can be borrowed for two weeks and can be renewed twice. Items with open holds/requests cannot be renewed.

  • Exceptions
    • Hotspots check out for three weeks and cannot be renewed.

You can have a maximum of 50 items checked out at a time. You may check out 15 DVDs.


As of June 1, 2022, the Albert Lea Public Library is fine free on juvenile or young adult materials.

Material Fine/Day Maximum/Item
DVDs $1.00 $5.00
Hotspots & Tablets $2.00 $20.00
AV Equipment $1.00 $10.00
Other Materials $0.15 $5.00


Interlibrary Loan Policies: 

Albert Lea Public Library cardholders can request items from libraries within SELCO and from libraries around the state. When you receive a book through interlibrary loan, the book follows the policies of the lending library, including due dates and fines.


Photocopies & Prints $0.10/page B&W, $0.25/page color
3rd Replacement Card within 12 months $3.00