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Borrow and renew

All library materials may be borrowed with a library card, with the exception of reference materials and home services audiobooks.

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Renewals and returns


Your item will automatically renew if renewals are allowed and no one else has a hold on it. You will receive an email notification with the new due date. 



You can return materials to the return slot in the library or to the exterior book drop (open 24/7 on the east side of the library).


Fines and fees

NVCL does not charge fines on overdue materials. We charge the replacement cost (plus a processing fee) for lost, damaged and long-overdue (6 weeks) items assumed to be lost. 



There is no fee to place holds on titles in our catalogue. When your hold is ready you will receive an email, and you have 7 days to come in and pick up your hold, which must be done during open hours. There is a $1 fee for holds that are not picked up and checked out. 

Loan periods

Different types of library materials have different loan periods. Most regular materials are 4 weeks, and high-demand items such as new books, DVDs and video games are 2 weeks. See the table below for details, including renewals and maximum borrowing limits. Check your account online to view the due dates of your materials

Borrowing limits

ItemLoan period# of renewalsMax # out
Regular books, paperbacks, large print books4 weeks2no limit
New & display books (2nd floor)2 weeks1no limit
Ebooks & audiobooks with Overdrive/Libby3 weekssee app7
Magazines2 weeks1no limit
DVDs, Blu-rays2 weeks1no limit
Electronic & video games2 weeks15
Book club titles6 weeks112
Playaway pre-loaded children's audiobooks4 weeks23
Board games/puzzles4 weeks23


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