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Borrowing Information

How long can I borrow library materials?

Items in the following collections circulate for three weeks:

  • Adult, YA, and Juvenile fiction and nonfiction
  • Music CDs
  • Books on CD, including MP3 audiobooks

These items may be renewed once for 3 weeks and a second time for one week. 

Items in the following collections circulate for one week:

  • Magazines (exception: the current issue does not circulate)
  • Rental books
  • Adult and Juvenile DVDs
  • New TV Series
  • Video Games

These items may be renewed twice for one week.

TV Series can circulate for two weeks.

New adult feature DVDs circulate for three days. These DVDs may be renewed for 3 days.
Items in the CCLS OverDrive collection may circulate for one or two weeks:
  • eBooks
  • eAudiobooks



A customer may not borrow more than 100 items at the same time from the Chester County Library System.

Chester County Library System (CCLS) library cardholders may place "holds" at Easttown Library or by telephone, email or online for circulating items located in any of the 18 CCLS libraries. Holds will be delivered for pick-up to the System library of the customer's choice. Customers will be informed of the availability of the item either by email or telephone message depending on the contact information in their record. Customers have seven days to pick-up materials on hold.

Renewals may be made 1) in person, 2) by telephone, 3) or online, with the exception of items with fees which may not be renewed online. Items which have holds placed on them may not be renewed. 

Reference items do not normally circulate. At the discretion of the Person in Charge, a reference item may circulate for 24 hours.

Under unusual circumstances, customers may request an extended initial circulation loan period for no more than a few items. Granting extended loan periods is at the discretion of Circulation staff and should not include any new items.

Fees are charged for adult books on CD, adult and children's feature DVDs, video games and rental books. Fees are paid when the items are borrowed. Fees for rental items will be charged to the customer's record if renewals are made by telephone or email.

The renewal policy does not apply to Interlibrary Loan items. The Circulation Desk must be contacted in advance of the Interlibrary Loan due date to determine if an item may be renewed. The decision rests with the owning library.


Easttown Library complies with the CCLS Borrowing Policy



 12/2014 AY


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