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Borrowing Rules


Checkout Limits

  • Regular members may borrow up to 50 items at one time.  Film media such as DVDs and VHS are limited to a combined 10 items out at one time per library card. 

Loan periods 

  • 3 weeks for items of any format.

Interlibrary Loan

  • ILL items must be returned to any Baker County Library branch by their due date. ILL Renewals: one phone or online renewal is allowed. Additional renewals may be granted with in person requests; books on reserve for other patrons may not be renewed.
  • Holds & Reserving items

Holds may be placed by calling the library, submitting a form to library staff, or online through the Sage Catalog.  Valid borrowers may have a maximum of 9 holds at one time.  Hold placement and retrieval is blocked if account fines are $5.00 or over.


Items may be renewed up to 2 times by calling the library or by logging onto your patron account on the online Sage Catalog.

Fines & Fees

All borrowers are responsible for fines and lost or damaged materials. If a card is lost or stolen, members should notify the library immediately so a block can be placed on use of the account. Unless this is done, members may be held responsible for items checked out to their account.

Regular fines: 20 cents per day per item, accruing from due date; the maximum fine per item is $5.00. Library check out privileges will be restricted when fines reach $5 dollars. Public Computer access will be blocked when fines exceed $40.00. 

Lost & damaged items

Lost or damaged materials are charged for full replacement cost, including additional fees to reimburse the library for recovery time & processing labor & materials. 

For more information on fees, see the Fee Schedule on the Policies page.