Borrowing Rules

AUTO RENEWAL

How it Works

1. Two days before your item is due, if it is eligible for renewal and there is no hold on the item, it will automatically renew.

2. If you have an email address in your library account you will receive an email about the items that were auto-renewed.

3. If you do not have an email address in your library account, you can check on the due date of an item through the My Account tab on the HPL website or by contacting the library.

4. The item can only be auto-renewed to the renewal limit placed on the item (see chart below)

 

Borrowing Chart

The chart below shows how many times an item can be renewed along with overdue charges. 

Item

Books

Comic Books

Encyclopedias

Holiday Books

Reference Books

Magazines

Newspapers

Hot Copy Items

AudioBooks

CDs - Music

Blu-Rays

DVDs

Video Games

Puzzles

Kits

iPads (Adults)

Digital Items (Homewood Adults)

Roku (Homewood Adults)

Mobile Hotspots (Adults)

Checkout Time / Limit

3 wks / no limit

1 wk / 5 per person

1 wk / 5 vol per person

1 wk / 5 per person

1 wk / 1 per person

3 wks / 3 per person

1 wk / 5 per person

1wk / 1 per person

3 wks / 5 per person

3 wks / 10 per person

2 wks / 5 per person

2 wks / 5 per person

2 wks / 3 per person

1 wks / 5 per person

3 wks / 5 per person

1 wk / 1 household

1 wk / 1 household

1 wk / 1 household

1 wk / 1 household

Renewal

2

2

None

None

None

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

None

None

None

Overdue Charge

.10/day

.10/day

.10/day

.10/day

$1.00/day

.10/day

.10/day

$1.00/day

.10/day

.10/day

.25/day

.25/day

.25/day

.10/day

.10/day

$1.00/day

$1.00/day

$1.00/day

$1.00/day

 

Vacation Loans

A four week Vacation Loan can be issued upon request, for items which normally circulate for three weeks (primarily books and CDs).  High demand items are not included.

Paying Fines

You can use a credit card to pay fines, but when you do, a $.50 service fee will be added to your transaction to cover costs.