Borrow & Renew

What can I borrow?

Patrons with valid library cards from Fondulac District Library and many area libraries may borrow from our collection of materials. Fondulac District Library patrons may borrow a maximum of 50 items at a time, with limits on formats as follows:

What can I check out?
Books
Magazines
Audiobooks on CD
DVDs/Blu-rays
Music CDs
Playaway Audiobooks
Playaway Views
Playaway Launchpad
Streaming Media Device
Kill-A-Watt Meter
Downloadable eBooks
Downloadable audiobooks
For how long?
3 weeks
1 week
3 weeks
1 week
3 weeks
3 weeks
3 weeks
1 week
1 week
1 week
7-21 days
7-21 days

How many may I borrow?
up to 50
up to 10
up to 10
up to 10
up to 10
up to 10
up to 2
1
1
1
5 from each service
5 from each service
What is the overdue fine?
10¢ per book per day
10¢ per magazine per day
10¢ per audiobook per day
50¢ per DVD per day
10¢ per CD per day
10¢ per Playaway per day
10¢ per Playaway per day
50¢ per tablet per day
$1 per device per day
10¢ per meter per day
none
none

Items belonging to other libraries (but received and borrowed at Fondulac District Library) may have different lending periods than those listed above. Always check your receipt for the correct due date.

What if the library doesn’t have what I need?

For items that are checked out, you may reserve the material by placing a hold for the item. The library will contact you when it is available for you to checkout.

For items it does not own, the library cooperates and shares materials with area libraries to get you the items you want and need. To receive materials from other libraries, search the catalogs of all participating libraries and place a hold as you would for items owned by Fondulac District Library.

In addition, the library can request items from libraries outside the RSACat catalog. This free service is available to anyone with a valid Fondulac District Library card. Fondulac District Library staff locates and requests the items and contacts the patron when available. The materials may then be checked out at Fondulac District Library by the patron for a specified time period. A request may be placed in person at the library, by phone at (309) 699-3917, or online by using the online Interlibrary Loan Request Form.

Can I renew my items?

Most materials can be renewed one time, if no one is waiting for the item, and can be renewed in-person, over the phone at (309) 699-3917, by text, or online. To renew items over the phone, please have your library card number ready. To renew items in-person, please have the items, your library card, or a current photo ID in hand.

To renew items online:

Select Renew Materials under My Account on this site.
Input your library card number.
Input your PIN. If you are unsure of your PIN, please call the library at (309) 699-3917.
Check the items you wish to renew.
Click Renew Selected Items.

The exceptions listed below will generate an error message indicating that the item was not renewed.

Renewal limit reached
Item is on hold
Patron has a fine
Patron card has expired
Renewals not allowed

 If you have any questions or need assistance, please call the library at (309) 699-3917.

What are the charges for lost or damaged items?

Charges for lost or damaged items are based on the cost of the item or the cost to repair the item. The cost for items varies. Items determined irreparable by library staff will be treated as lost items.  Please speak with a staff member to determine charges. There is a non-refundable $5 processing fee for each lost item.

Lost or damaged items belonging to other libraries (but received and borrowed at Fondulac District Library) may incur different charges than those owned by Fondulac District Library. Please contact Fondulac District Library for more information.

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