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Library cards are issued for a two-year period. Anyone aged 6 and older may register for a card. Replacements for lost or damaged cards are $1. Key cards are also available.
The loan period is 3 weeks for most materials. Magazines, DVDs, and high demand 7-day book titles have a 1 week loan period. Popular new book titles have a 2 week loan period (14 Days). All remaining new book titles (book, audio, graphic novel, YA) are on a 3 week loan period.
Materials can be renewed for one additional loan period (books for 2-3 more weeks, DVDs and magazines for 1 more week). 7-day books cannot be renewed. First-time borrowers may take out 5 items. Borrowers may take out 8 DVDs per household. There are always special limits on juvenile materials per subject and a limit of 2 encyclopaedias per household.
Fines for overdue materials are as follows:
Patrons who fail to return materials when due are subject to overdue charges. Days when the library is closed and “snow days” [defined as dates on which the Holden schools close due to inclement weather] are not counted when calculating overdue charges, which are as follows:
Patrons will be charged the original purchase price for lost or damaged items.
There are a couple options avaiable to patrons who are interested in using library digital materials only. Both our local network CW Mars and the Boston Public library offer digital e-card services. Follow the links for further information.