Lending Times & FAQs

Lending Times

All the items at Howard Miller Public Library are fines free.  If you take an item from our shelf you will not be charged if it comes back late.  However, other libraries have not necessarily gone fine free.  Interloaned materials from other libraries may accrue late fines.  You can call the library to ask if the item you have checked out is from a library that charges for overdue items.  

Lost or damaged items will result in a fine that is dependent on the individual item.

Books and Magazines

Item Loan Period Limit  Renewals
Adult Books  21 days 100 (includes
children's 
materials)
Yes, 2 times unless
there is a hold
Express Books 7 days - No
Magazines 7 days - Yes, 2 times unless
there is a hold
Encyclopedias
(non-reference)
21 days - Yes, 2 times unless
there is a hold
Reference Books Library Use Only Library Use Only Not available for 
checkout

Children's Print Materials

Item Location Loan Period Limit Renewals
Children's
(Board, Puzzle, and
Young Readers Books)
21 days 100 (includes other
print materials)

Yes, 2 times unless
 there is a hold

Junior Fiction 21 days 100 (includes other
print materials)
Yes, 2 times unless
there is a hold
Junior Non-Fiction 21 days 100 (includes other
print materials)
Yes, 2 times unless
there is a hold
Tween 21 days 100 (includes other
print materials)
Yes, 2 times unless
there is a hold
Young Adult 21 days 100 (includes other
print materials)
Yes, 2 times unless
there is a hold

Electronic Checkouts

Item Loan Period Limit Renewals
Kindle/NOOK 21 days Adults only No
Mobile Hotspot 7 days Adults only,
1 device per
household
No
Launchpads 7 days None No
Vox Books  21 days None Yes

AV Items

In the past we charged $1 to checkout feature films. Now all of our materials are free to check out and have no overdue fees.
Items Loan Period Limit  Renewals
Books on CD 21 days - Yes, 2 times unless
there is a hold
Music CDs 21 days 25 Yes, 2 times unless
there is a hold
New Feature Film DVDs
(within 6 months)
7 days 15 (all DVDs) No
Other DVDs 7 days 15 (all DVDs) Yes, 2 times unless
there is a hold

Updated 09/2/2021