Checkout/Return Policies

The Hancock County Public Library has all sorts of items, ready for you to borrow. Each type of item has its own set of rules regarding loan period, item limit, holds, fines, and ability to be renewed. Below is a summary of our checkout policy. For more informaiton, view our Loan of Materials Policy.

Material Loan
Period
Limit Fines
Per Day
Age
Limit
Holdable Renewable
Books
Loan Period
21 Days
Limit
N/A
Fines per Day
$0.10
Age Limit
No
Holdable
Yes
Renewable
Yes (twice)
New Adult Books
Loan Period
14 Days
Limit
N/A
Fines per Day
$0.10
Age Limit
No
Holdable
Yes
Renewable
Yes (twice)
Back Issue Magazines
Loan Period
21 Days
Limit
N/A
Fines per Day
$0.10
Age Limit
No
Holdable
Yes
Renewable
Yes (twice)
Audio Books
Loan Period
21 Days
Limit
15
Fines per Day
$0.25
Age Limit
No
Holdable
Yes
Renewable
Yes (twice)
Music CDs
Loan Period
21 Days
Limit
15
Fines per Day
$0.25
Age Limit
No
Holdable
Yes
Renewable
Yes (twice)
Adult DVD/BluRays
Loan Period
7 Days
Limit
15
Fines per Day
$1.00
Age Limit
Yes
Holdable
Yes
Renewable
Yes (once)
New Adult DVD/BluRays
Loan Period
7 Days
Limit
6
Fines per Day
$1.00
Age Limit
Yes
Holdable
No
Renewable
No
Adult Nonfiction DVD/BluRays
Loan Period
21 Days
Limit
15
Fines per Day
$0.25
Age Limit
No
Holdable
Yes
Renewable
No
Teen (YA) DVD/BluRays
Loan Period
21 Days
Limit
15
Fines per Day
$0.25
Age Limit
No
Holdable
Yes
Renewable
No
Kids (J) DVD/BluRays
Loan Period
21 Days
Limit
15
Fines per Day
$0.25
Age Limit
No
Holdable
Yes
Renewable
No
Adult Video Games
Loan Period
7 Days
Limit
6
Fines per Day
$1.00
Age Limit
Yes
Holdable
No
Renewable
Yes (once)
Teen Video Games
Loan Period
7 Days
Limit
6
Fines per Day
$1.00
Age Limit
No
Holdable
No
Renewable
Yes (once)
Kids Video Games
Loan Period
7 Days
Limit
6
Fines per Day
$1.00
Age Limit
No
Holdable
No
Renewable
Yes (once)
Laptops (in-house)
Loan Period
3 hours
Limit
1
Fines per Day
$10/hr
Age Limit
Yes
Holdable
No
Renewable
No
iPads (in-house)
Loan Period
1 hour
Limit
1
Fines per Day
$10/hr
Age Limit
Yes
Holdable
No
Renewable
No
iPads (outside use)
Loan Period
14 Days
Limit
1
Fines per Day
$1.00
Age Limit
Yes
Holdable
No
Renewable
No
OverDrive Audiobook, eBook & Video
Loan Period
7 or 14 Days
Limit
20
Fines per Day
N/A
Age Limit
No
Holdable
Yes
Renewable
Yes
OneClick Audiobooks
Loan Period
14 Days
Limit
20
Fines per Day
N/A
Age Limit
No
Holdable
Yes
Renewable
Yes
Freegal Music Downloads
Loan Period
N/A
Limit
5
Fines per Day
N/A
Age Limit
No
Holdable
N/A
Renewable
N/A
Freegal Music Streaming
Loan Period
N/A
Limit
3 Hrs/Day
Fines per Day
N/A
Age Limit
No
Holdable
N/A
Renewable
N/A
Zinio Magazines
Loan Period
N/A
Limit
N/A
Fines per Day
N/A
Age Limit
No
Holdable
N/A
Renewable
N/A
Hoopla eBooks & Comics
Loan Period
21 Days
Limit
20/month*
Fines per Day
N/A
Age Limit
No
Holdable
N/A
Renewable
N/A
Hoopla Audio Books
Loan Period
21 Days
Limit
20/month*
Fines per Day
N/A
Age Limit
No
Holdable
N/A
Renewable
N/A
Hoopla Music
Loan Period
7 Days
Limit
20/month*
Fines per Day
N/A
Age Limit
No
Holdable
N/A
Renewable
N/A
Hoopla Movies
Loan Period
3 Days
Limit
20/month*
Fines per Day
N/A
Age Limit
No
Holdable
N/A
Renewable
N/A

*Hoopla use is limited to a combined total of 20/month for all item categories.