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.

DVDs

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

Cake Pans, Magazines

1 week. May be renewed or re-checked out twice.

DVD Binge Boxes

1 week. Limit 2 per account. May be renewed or re-checked out twice.

World of Wonder Backpacks

1 week. Limit 1 per account. May be renewed or re-checked out twice. Cannot be reserved.

Early Learning Kits

1 week. Limit 1 per account. May be renewed or re-checked out twice. Only available to adult Plum Creek cardholders. Cannot be reserved.

Toy Library Toys & Games

1 week. Limit 2 per account. Not renewable. Only available to adult Plum Creek cardholders. Cannot be reserved.

Video Games

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

Juvenile & Easy Puzzles

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

Memory Kits

1 week. Limit 2 per account. May be renewed or re-checked out twice. Only available to adult cardholders.

Wireless Hotspots

1 week. Limit 1 per account. Not renewable. Only available to adult cardholders. Cannot be reserved. Hotspots are available from all Plum Creek libraries.

History Kits

1 week. Limit 1 per account. Not renewable. Only available to adult Plum Creek cardholders. Cannot be reserved. History Kits are available from all Plum Creek libraries.

Equipment for History Kits

1 week. Limit 3 per account. Not renewable. Only available to adult cardholders.

Book Club Kits

6 weeks. Limit 1 per account. Not renewable. Only available to adult cardholders.

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, Equipment, & World of Wonder Backpacks

$0.50 per day, maximum of $5.00.

Wireless Hotspots & History Kits

$5.00 per day, maximum of $25.00. Bill sent after 8 days.

All other materials

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

How do I return what I have checked out?

Most items can be returned either inside the library or to one of our outdoor book drops. A drive-up book drop is available on the east side of the Marshall Library, and a walk-up book drop is available by the front door. A freestanding walk-up book drop is available to the west side of the Balaton Library. A walk-up book drop is available in next to the door of the Cottonwood Library.

You do not need your library card to return books.

Some items, like toys or puzzles, will not fit in a book drop. Please plan to return them inside of the library during open hours.

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 https://catalog.marshalllyonlibrary.org/ or on the Aspen LiDA app.

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 11/18/2022.