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How long can I have an item checked out?

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Physical Titles
All physical titles (books, CDs, DVDs, Playaways, topographical maps [only available at the Downtown Library] etc.) are checked out for 3 weeks. 

Renewals
If there are no holds on a physical title, it may be renewed up to 8 times. Titles borrowed via interlibrary loan (ILL) cannot be renewed. When you renew an item, it is due back 3 weeks from the end of the original loan period and not 3 weeks from the day you renewed it unless you renew it on the day it is due or you renew it while it is overdue.

Example: A book is checked out on the 1st and is due back on the 22nd. If the book is renewed at any point between the 1st and the 22nd, it is due back 3 weeks from the 22nd.

Digital Titles
eBooks and audiobooks from OverDrive can be checked out for either 1 or 2 weeks. You can select the checkout period for each OverDrive title on the Settings page. OverDrive titles can be renewed unless there is a hold on the title.

eBooks from EBSCO have no lending limit if they are read in the browser. If you wish to download an eBook from EBSCO, you can choose a lending period of 1-3 weeks.

All titles from Biblioboard have no lending limit. 

With hoopla, movies and TV shows can be checked out for 72 hours, music albums can be checked out for 7 days, and eBooks, audiobooks, and comics can be checked out for 21 days.

Magazines from RBdigital/Zinio have no lending limit nor do magazines from PressReader.

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