Circulation Loan Policy

Circulation Loan Policy

Item TypeLoan PeriodCheck-Out FeeRenewals
Fiction and Non-fiction materials3 weeksNone2
Juvenile big books3 weeksNone2
Back-issue magazines3 weeksNone2
New Large Print3 weeksNone2
Music CDs3 weeksNone2
MeLCat Fiction and Non-fiction3 weeksNone1
New Fiction and Non-fiction matierals2 weeksNone2
Juvenile holiday books*1 weekNone2
GED and ASVAB books1 week$20.00 cash deposit2
DVDs and Juvenile VHS tapes1 weekNone2
MeLCat DVDs, VHS tapes and music CDs1 weekNoneNone
Rental books4 days$1.00 per itemNone
Reference materialsNon-circulatingNoneNone
Current-issue magazinesNon-circulatingNoneNone
MicrofilmNon-circulatingNoneNone

Note: Loan periods on materials inter-loaned from shared system libraries may vary depending on the circulation rules of the owning library.  No item may be renewed if there is a hold.

* Juvenile holiday books circulate for 3 weeks, during the off season and up to one month before the holiday.  Please check out with the circulation desk and request a three week loan period for these items.  Holiday books checked out at the Express Checkouts will automatically be given a due date of one week from the checkout date. 


Due to the limited size of our collections, library borrowers may check out materials subject to the following guidelines per registered borrower:

  • 3 non-fiction books on the same subject 
  • 3 "Holiday Books" from each of the sections (picture books, chapter books, non-fiction) for a total of 9 books 4 weeks before the holiday.

Overdue Fees


Note: Fees on materials inter-loaned from other shared system libraries may vary.

Non-rental, Waterford-owned materials- $.10 per day
Rental books- $.25 per day
MeLCat materials- $.25 per day

MAXIMUM OVERDUE FINES - $10.00 PER ITEM, EXCEPT PAPERBACKS WHICH ARE $4.00 EACH.