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Loans, Renewals and Fees

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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 Maximum amount of Items can be borrowed
Children's, Young Adult and Adult Books
 28 days  $0.25/day

 1 time -
2 weeks

 25 items
Audio books
14 days $3.00/day  1 time -
2 weeks
6 items
Music CD's 14 days $1.00/day 1 time -
2 weeks
3 items
7 days $3.00/day  Only  Educational
1 time - 1 week
3 Feature Films
3 Documentaries
Museum Passes 10 days $3.00/day No 1 pass (must be 18 or order)
Test Reviewers 7 days $1.00/day 1 time - 1 week 1 item


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 being reserved by another patron. All other items may be renewed for 14 days.

Renewals can be made as follows:

At the library

  • 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

  • A Library card number will be needed to renew items over the phone on the due date. If the item you renew is 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. Renewals cannot be processed for overdue items.  For 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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