Borrowing and Renewals

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Lending Rules, Loan Periods and Item Limits

A National City Public Library card must be presented at all times to checkout materials. Patrons are responsible for all materials loaned on their card. Please notify the library promptly of any change of address or phone number.
 

Item Type

 

Checkout Period

 Overdue Fine

 

Renewable

 

25 items may be borrowed at a time on a FULL PRIVILIGED Card with the following restrictions:

Adult Books

28 days

$0.25/day

1 time / 2 weeks


Magazines

28 days

$0.25/day

1 time / 2 weeks


Children’s & Young Adult

28 days

$0.25/day

1 time / 2 weeks


Audiobooks, Play away

28 days

$0.10/day

1 time / 2 weeks

Total of 6

Music CDs

14 days

$1.00/day

1 time/1 week

Total of 3

DVDs
Blu-rays

7 day

$3.00/day

Only Educational

1 time / 1 week

Total of 6
3 Feature Films (regular DVD or Blu-ray)
3 Documentaries

Museum Passes

7 days

$3.00/day

No

1 per card (must be 18 or older)

Test Reviewers

7 days

$1.00/day

1 time /1 week

1 per card

Renewals

All library materials EXCEPT Feature Films may be renewed ONE time. Documentary Films, Test Reviewers, and Music CD's may be renewed for an additional 7 days, as long as the item is not on HOLD. All other Items are renewed for 14 days.
 
Renewals can be made as follows:
 

At the Library

  • Items may be renewed in person. You must have your library card with you. If no library card is presented a valid picture ID may be used to access you account.

Over the Phone

  • Library card number will be needed to renew items over the phone on date due. If items you are renewing are overdue a fine will be posted to your account.

Online

  • You will need your library card number and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) to access your account online. If items are overdue renewals will not be processed. If you need assistance, please contact the Circulation Desk at (619) 470-5820.

Fees

Lost or Damaged Material Replacement Fees


Library Card Replacement Fee

Periodicals

$10.00


Full Access / Temporary card

$2.00

Cataloged Paperbacks

$25.00


Computer Access card

$1.00

Music CDs

$25.00




Hard Cover Books

$30.00


Other Fees

Audio Tapes

$35.00


Printing B&W

$0.15/page

DVDs

$30.00


Color

$0.75/page

Blu-ray

$45.00




Play-away

$65.00




Audiobooks

$75.00