Check-out Policies

This is a condensed version of our Library Materials Lending policy. You can view the full policy here.

How long can I check this out?

Books, Audiobooks, Music CDs, Puppets, Adult Puzzles

3 weeks. May be renewed or re-checked out twice.

Cake Pans, Magazines

1 week. Limit 8 per account. May be renewed or re-checked out twice.

DVDs

1 week. Limit 8 per account. May be renewed or re-checked out twice.

Book Club Kits

6 weeks. Not renewable.

World of Wonder Backpacks

1 week. Limit one per account. May be renewed or re-checked out twice. Only available to adult Lyon County residents.

Toy Library Toys & Games

1 week. Limit 1 per account. Not renewable. Only available to adult Lyon County residents.

Video Games

1 week. Limit 1 per account. Not renewable. Only available to adult Lyon County residents.

Juvenile Puzzles

1 week. Limit 3 per account. May be renewed or re-checked out twice.

Reader’s Café To Go Memory Kits

1 week. Limit 1 per account. May be renewed or re-checked out twice. Only available to adult Lyon County residents.

Wireless Hotspots

1 week. Limit 1 per account. Not renewable. Only available to Lyon County residents. Hotspots are available from all Plum Creek libraries.

Inter-Library Loan materials*

Check-out period varies. Not renewable.

 Please note: if another patron has placed a hold on the item you have checked out, you won’t be able to renew it. This is most likely to happen for new materials or books being used by book clubs.

Fines

All children’s materials, except DVDs & Toy Library Toys

$0.10 per day, maximum of $1.00 per item.

Book Club Kits

$0.50 per day, maximum of $5.00.

Toy Library Toys

$0.50 per day, maximum of $10.00.

Wireless Hotspots

$5 per day, maximum of $25.00. Bill sent after 8 days.

Inter-Library Loan materials*

Varies. Set by lending library.

All other materials, including children’s DVDs

$0.25 per day, maximum of $3.00 per item.

Checked out items while you were at another Plum Creek library?

Their check-out policies apply, regardless of who owns the book. Find their contact information here.

Need to renew?

You can renew your materials in person, over the phone, or by logging into your account at http://opac.plumcreeklibrary.net/.

Please note: if another patron has placed a hold on the item you have checked out, you won’t be able to renew it. This is most likely to happen for new materials or books being used by book clubs.

How do I pay fines?

*Inter-Library Loan materials are considered materials from libraries outside of Plum Creek. Materials requested from another Plum Creek library and checked out at Marshall, Cottonwood, or Balaton will follow our check-out policies.

Last updated 01/13/2021.