Loan Periods & Fees

Check-out Periods

  • Express books: 7 days
  • Internet Hotspots: 7 days
  • Interlibrary Loan Items: 21 days
  • Most library materials: 21 days


Most Library items will be automatically renewed 2 days before the due date as long as no holds have been placed on them by other library customers. Items may be renewed a maximum of 5 times.

  • Renew by phone: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, toll-free number 800-354-9660
  • Renew online


  • Materials may be returned in the library or through our 24-hour exterior book drops:
    • 11th Street building exterior: all materials
    • Drive-through: all materials
  • Materials (except ZIP books) may be returned to any Black Gold library branch
  • Borrowing privileges are suspended for accounts owing more than $10 in fines/fees


  • Interlibrary loan items: $8 (Non-Black Gold)
  • Missing barcodes or identification tags: $1
  • Library card replacement: $1
  • Photocopies/computer printouts: $0.20 per page
  • Lost and damaged items: Replacement Fee Schedule below

Replacement Fee Schedule

The fee schedule for lost or damaged items is adopted by the City Council and updated annually. Current fees are:

Replacement Material Fee per Item
Adult Non-Fiction Books                $42
Adult Fiction Books $36
Juvenile Non-Fiction Books $28
Juvenile Fiction Books $28
Paperbacks $10
Periodicals $8
Pamphlets $5
Books on CD Sets $10 per disc
Children's Book & CD Set $10 per set
DVD $20
Music CD $20
Repair Material Fee per Item
Adult Books (fiction & non-fiction) $5
Juvenile Books (fiction & non-fiction) $5
Periodicals $5
Books on CD $5
Book/Cassette set $5
Children's Book & CD Set $5
DVD & Music CD $5