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Borrowing Policy
Library Cards:

Library cards are FREE. Bring photo identification and proof of current address.  A parent's signature and proper identification are required for those under the age of 18 years of age.  Students over 14 may use their current San Mateo school ID card as identification.

Loan Periods:

  • 7 Days: DVDs, Adult Magazines    
  • 21 Days: All other materials

Renewals:
Most items may be renewed 5 times except Quick Picks, Adult Magazines, and Technology Lending.

Loan Limits:

  • Maximum of 50 library items checked out on a card    

Overdue Fees:

  • Adult Materials: $.25 a day per item ($8.00 max)
  • Juvenile Materials: $.15 a day per item ($3.90 max)
  • Ages 17 and Under: No overdue fines
  • Technology Lending: $1.00 a day per item

Fees:

  • Lost Materials Processing Fee: $5.00                


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