Loan Periods and Renewals

Loan Periods

Most items are loaned for three weeks, with a few exceptions. 
New Library Card holders (less than 60 days) - read more

Material TypeLoan Period
Doorway to Dayton Activity Passes3 days
All DVDs & Blu-rays (including interlibrary loans)7 days
OhioLINK interlibrary loans in all audio or video formats (including CD books and music) 7 days
Console games7 days
7-day Mobile Hotspots7 days
14-day (reservable) Mobile Hotspots14 days
Fast Read Books14 days
Most Library of Things items (Makerboxes, etc.) 14 days

All other items


21 days

Teachers may also request longer loan periods on items for classroom use. Learn more about Teacher Cards.

Automatic Renewals

Two days before their due date, most items will renew automatically. However, some items cannot be renewed:

  • Fast Read copies;
  • 7-day Mobile Hotspots;
  • most interlibrary loans that have already renewed 3 times (see more details about interlibrary loans);
  • regular items that have already renewed 6 times;
  • items requested by another patron. 

Other policies

Or visit our Patron & Borrowing Policies Page.