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




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

Adult Books

28 days


1 time / 2 weeks


28 days


1 time / 2 weeks

Children’s & Young Adult

28 days


1 time / 2 weeks

Audiobooks, Play away

28 days


1 time / 2 weeks

Total of 6

Music CDs

14 days


1 time/1 week

Total of 3


7 day


Only Educational

1 time / 1 week

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

Museum Passes

7 days



1 per card (must be 18 or older)

Test Reviewers

7 days


1 time /1 week

1 per card


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.


  • 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.


Lost or Damaged Material Replacement Fees

Library Card Replacement Fee



Full Access / Temporary card


Cataloged Paperbacks


Computer Access card


Music CDs


Hard Cover Books


Other Fees

Audio Tapes


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