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Fri: 10-5pm

Sat: 10-3pm

Borrowing Policies

How Long Can I Borrow Library Materials?

Adult Items:

Item Type

Loan Period

Late Fines

Renewals

Audiobooks

3 weeks

15¢/day up to a maximum of $6

2

Books

3 weeks

15¢/day up to a maximum of $6

2

Books, New

3 weeks

15¢/day up to a maximum of $6

2

Books, Speed Read

1 week

15¢/day up to a maximum of $6

0

Commonwealth Catalog Items

4 weeks

$2/day

0

Interlibrary Loan Items

Varies

$2/day

By Request

Magazines

1 week

15¢/day up to a maximum of $6

2

DVDs/BluRay

1 week

50¢/day up to a maximum of $10

2

Movies - TV Series, & Anime

3 weeks

50¢/day up to a maximum of $10

2

Music CDs 

3 weeks

15¢/day up to a maximum of $6

2

Museum Passes (limited to Newton residents)

1 day

$3/day

0

Video Games

3 weeks

50¢/day up to a maximum of $10

2

 

Children’s, Tween & Teen Items:

Item Type

Loan Period

Late Fines

Renewals

 

Audiobooks and Playaways

3 weeks

10¢/day up to a maximum of $3

2

 

Books

3 weeks

10¢/day up to a maximum of $3

2

 

Magazines

3 weeks

10¢/day up to a maximum of $3

2

 

Music CDs

3 weeks

10¢/day up to a maximum of $3

2

 

Movies (including TV)

1 week

50¢/day up to a maximum of $10

2

 

Playaway Launchpads and Views

1 week

50¢/day up to a maximum of $10

2

 

 

Videogames

3 weeks

50¢/day up to a maximum of $10

2

 

Vox Books

3 weeks

10¢/day up to a maximum of $3

2

 

 

Library of Things Items:

Item Type

Loan Period

Late Fines

Renewals

Board games

3 weeks

15¢/day up to a maximum of $6

0

 

Headphones

In-library use

15¢/day up to a maximum of $6

0

 

Household Tools

3 weeks

15¢/day up to a maximum of $6

2

 

Laptops

3 weeks

15¢/day up to a maximum of $6

2

 

Miscellaneous

3 weeks

15¢/day up to a maximum of $6

2

 

Musical Instruments

 3 weeks

   15¢/day up to a maximum of $6

0

 

Phone Charging Cords

In library use

15¢/day up to a maximum of $6

2

 

Puzzles

3 weeks

15¢/day up to a maximum of $6

2

 

Technology-related items

3 weeks

15¢/day up to a maximum of $6

2