Borrowing Basics

There are no limits on the number of items you can borrow at one time, but please remember that you are responsible for all overdue charges. Note that loan times may be different for materials borrowed from libraries other than MCL.


Books, Audio Books, Magazines

3 weeks

2 renewals

Movies, Music CDs, Video games

1 week

2 renewals

TV series

3 weeks

No renewals


Renewals add the same amount of time as the original loan, starting from when the renewal took place. Log into your account to renew items in your account, or call the library during operating hours and request a renewal.

An item can only be renewed if it has not been requested elsewhere.

Overdue Charges

All overdue items: 25¢ per item per day. Note that overdue fines may be different for materials belonging to libraries other than MCL.

Access to items will be restricted when your account reaches $10.00 or more in fines. Keep your library card active and pay down a portion of your fine to under $10.00. Any balance must be paid before you renew your membership for another year.

Damaged Item Charges

  • If an item is severely damaged while on your library account, you will be charged for the replacement cost of the item
  • Library staff will check for damage before checking out an item to you, but please check yourself before taking the item home
  • Inform library staff if you notice anything out of order
  • Library staff cannot accept replacements, even if identical, without first having the replacement approved
  • Please inform library staff if you have damaged an item and we will work with you to find an appropriate solution