Loans, Returns, & More

 

 

In our efforts to increase equity of access within our community, Derby Public Library is proud to announce that it has officially gone Fine Free. We will no longer charge overdue fines on Derby Public Library items.

Fine Free FAQs     Automatic Renewal FAQs

 

Loan periods

Material Type

Loan Period

Auto-Renewable

Holdable?

Books

21 days

Once

Yes

New

14 days

Once

Yes*

Music CDs

21 days

Once

Yes*

Magazines

14 days

Once

Yes*

Standard DVD

3 days

Once

Yes*+

New DVD

3 days

Once

Yes*+

Museum Passes

3 days

No

Yes**

Hotspots

7 days

No

Yes#

Laptops

0 days

No

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* Must be picked up at Derby Public Library
+ Maximum number of videos (at any one time): Eight (8) consists of four (4) Adult DVDs and four (4) Children DVDs; however two (2) TV series limited to the total of four (4) Adult DVDs
** Must be returned directly to a Derby Public Library staff member. Limit of one (1) pass per day per family and maximum four (4) passes in a 30-day period, first come, first served.
# Must be returned directly to a staff member. Patron must be a Derby Public Library card holder age 18+ in good standing with a current library card and have a valid CT driver’s license or valid photo ID in lieu of driver’s license to borrow a hotspot.

 

Lost Materials

Museum Passes

$2.00 per day
up to $100 max. for lost pass 

Hotspots

$10.00 / day
up to Full Replacement cost $180

 Laptops 

 Replacement cost




 

 

 

 

Need to return something after library hours?

For your convenience, the Library offers book drops near the main entrance and children’s entrance, so it’s easy to return items after library hours. DVDs and CDs can also be returned in the designated slots near the drop boxes.

Renewals and Reserves

Library Account Holders may be notified of overdue materials. Those who agree to be contacted by email may receive:

  • 3 days before item is due Courtesy Notice
  • 7 days late First overdue notice
  • 14 days late Bill issued for item Replacement Fee(s) and account blocked

Circulating materials may be reserved by patrons at the Library, by telephone or online. Patrons will be notified by phone, text (carrier charges apply) or email (if provided) when the material becomes available. Patrons may also renew materials at the Library, by phone or online for one renewal period per item unless someone else is waiting for the item.