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  • Your library card is valid at all Glendale library locations. You must provide your library card to check out or renew items. This card is also required for computer access in the library. It is important to notify us as soon as possible if your card is lost or stolen, since you are responsible for all items checked out on your card.
  • Up to 35 items may be checked out on your card at any given time. DVDs are limited to 15. Youth video games are limited to 5 and MA-rated video games are limited to 2, with a combined total of 5 video games at any given time. The most current magazine issues and books with "Reference" labels are for use inside the library only and cannot be checked out.
  • Most items within the library catalog may be requested if they are checked out or located at another branch. You may place a hold through the catalog. There is a maximum of 10 holds allowed on your account. Items not found in the catalog may be requested through interlibrary loan, up to 6 at a time. You will be notified by your choice of email or phone when these items are available for pick-up, and they will be held for 7 days. If you should no longer need an item, please contact the library to cancel the request.
  • Items may be checked out for the indicated loan periods and accrue the following fines when returned or renewed late:
Loan Period
Overdue Fines
Grace Period
Renewable? Place a Hold?
Video Games 22 days $1.00 per day per item 2 days Yes Yes
1 week
$1.00 per day per item
2 days Yes Yes
Youth Video Games 1 week $1.00 per day per item 2 days Yes Yes
Extended Loan DVDs 22 days $1.00 per day per item 2 days Yes Yes
Nonfiction DVDs 22 days $1.00 per day per item 2 days Yes Yes
Books, CDs
3 weeks
$0.25 per day per item
2 days Yes Yes
(except current issue)
3 weeks $0.25 per day per item 2 days No No
Interlibrary Loan Items
22 days
$1.00 per day per item
No More info More Info

Items borrowed from the library are expected to be returned on time and intact. Fees are assessed for items which are not returned, or are returned damaged or missing pieces. These fees are based on the cost to the library for repairing or replacing such items. The library does not accept used materials for replacement of lost or damaged items. There are certain terms under which a patron may purchase a replacement for a lost or damaged item but it is very important to first speak with a library professional about the criteria that must be met in order to do so.

Please note that our outdoor bookdrops will be closed on city holidays and no items will be due on these dates. To view a list of these holidays, click here.

NOTICE: When necessary, the library uses the services of a collection agency to retrieve overdue items and excessive overdue fines, which results in a $30 penalty fee in addition to the fines/fees on your account.

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