Cheshire Public Library has established the following circulation guidelines. These guidelines help ensure quality customer service & enable the library to practice non-discriminatory procedures, protect the privacy of patrons & provide protection from misuse of patron cards by unauthorized persons.
Getting a Card
You must present identification confirming your street address when applying for a new card or updating your card.
You are responsible for items checked out on your card. Lost, stolen, or expired cards must be replaced or updated.
There are no limits on most items. You are welcome to borrow as much as you can carry, EXCEPT:
Museum Passes: 2 items, Cheshire residents only.
Mobile Hotspots: 4 times per year per household, Cheshire residents only. Hotspots must be returned at the Cheshire Public Library front desk or your account will be charged $10. You must sign a Hotspot Lending Policy at the time of checkout.
Hoopla: 5 items per month
RBdigital, Overdrive / Libby: 10 items at a time
Museum Passes (No holds, no renewals)
Quik Fliks (No holds, no renewals), New DVDs, Blu-Rays.
DVDs, Children’s DVDs, New Adult Fiction, FastTrack Books, Mobile Hotspots, Magazines, Binge Boxes, current Nutmeg Books.
Audiobooks, Children’s Books (except current Nutmeg Books), Nonfiction, CDs, Older Fiction, all Large Print
Book Club Kits (No holds, no renewals)
Digital Loan Periods
Hoopla – 5 items per month
3 days: Movies, TV
7 days: Music
21 days: Ebooks, Audiobooks
RBdigital – 10 items at a time
10 days: Ebooks, Audiobooks
Unlimited: Magazines do not expire and do not count against the 10 item at a time limit.
Overdrive / Libby – 10 items at a time
21 days: All materials
7 days: All materials
Charges for Late Items
Adult Materials: 15¢ per day
Children & Teen Materials: 5¢ per day
Museum Passes: $10 per day*
Mobile Hotspots: $10 per day*
*Senior citizens (65 and older) are charged late fees on museum passes and hotspots.
Materials returned in the bookdrops after the library closes will be checked in the following business day.
All items may be renewed TWICE, unless someone is waiting for them.
No Renewals can be placed on: Binge Boxes, FastTrack books, Mobile Hotspots, Museum Passes, Quik Flicks (7 day movies).
Items checked out will be automatically renewed up to TWO (2) times provided they are not:
- On hold for another patron
- Designated as non-renewable
- Inter-library Loan items
- Downloadable items
Holds & Reserves
Holds may be placed on all items EXCEPT:
- Binge Boxes
- Book Club Kits
- FastTrack books
- Mobile Hotspots
- Museum Passes
- Quik Fliks (7 day movies)
Holds may be placed in person, by phone, or online via My Account.
Inter-library loan items will only be obtained for Cheshire residents. Out-of-town patrons will need to contact their hometown libraries to request items that are not available through our library’s consortium. Search here to see what’s available in our consortium.