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Borrowing Information

You must have your library card in order to checkout materials, pickup holds, or use a computer.

Loan Periods: 

Items checkout for two weeks and can be renewed twice. Items with requests cannot be renewed.

  • Exceptions
    • DVDS – 3 days – 3 renewals
    • Hotspots & Tablets – 3 weeks – 1 renewal

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

Interlibrary Loan Policies: 

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

Fines: 

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

Fees:

Photocopies/Printouts $0.15/page
3rd Replacement Card within 12 months $3.00
Expired Interlibrary Loan Hold $1.00