203-272-2245 · 104 Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410

Borrowing Information

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, and provide protection from misuse of patron cards by unauthorized persons.


How to Get a Card

Cheshire residents must present identification confirming street address when applying for a new card or updating a card.

Non-residents must present a valid hometown library card and ID.

Your Account

Due to privacy law, staff can’t look up other accounts or family member’s accounts, except for a minor child.

When you login to your account, you will see a list of your current checkouts, holds, fines, and saved lists.

Adult Collection Loan Periods

1 Week: New DVDs & Blu-rays, Quik Fliks*

2 Weeks: New Adult Books, Music CDs, Audiobooks, FastTrack Books*, Magazines

3 Weeks: All Not-New Adult Books and Audiovisual

Items marked with * are not renewable.

Children's Collection Loan Periods

2 Weeks: All New Children’s materials, Current Nutmeg Books*

3 Weeks: All Not-New Children’s materials

Items marked with * are not renewable.

Other Loan Periods

*Museum Passes:  2 days (Limit of 2 passes at a time)

Mobile Hotspots:  2 weeks (return to front desk)

Board Games: 2 weeks (return to front desk)

Boomboxes: 3 weeks (return to front desk)

CD players/Car Kits: 3 weeks (return to front desk)

Items marked with * are not renewable.

Late Fees

Museum Passes: $10.00 per day


Holds put you on a list to receive an item. Once the item is available, it is set aside for FIVE (5) business days waiting for you to check it out.

Holds not checked out by the end of the 5 day period will be made available to other patrons on the hold list.

To place a hold, search for an item in our catalog and click the Request It button.

Library staff can also place a hold for you. Simply fill out the online form linked below, visit us in person, or call us at (203) 272-2245.


Items eligible for renewal will be automatically renewed (1) one time provided they are not:

  • On hold for another patron
  • Designated as non-renewable (see chart above)
  • Interlibrary Loan items               

Downloadable Collection


Overdrive · Libby

  • Checkouts: 10 items at a time
  • Holds: 10 items at a time
  • Renewals: 1 if there are no holds
  • Loan period: 21 days

Need Help? Try our Download Help page or call (203) 272-2245.

Interlibrary Loan

An interlibrary Loan (ILL) transaction is a request to borrow material not owned by Cheshire Public Library or held by any member library in the consortium to which the library belongs. This service is available to Cheshire cardholders.

For Interlibrary Loan Requests, please contact us at:
203-272-2245 x 33016