Boone County Public Library
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Library Cards and Lending

Answers to the following subjects:

To replace a lost card please bring a photo ID and proof of current address to a BCPL location.

Check-out Policies

  • Most circulating material may be borrowed for three weeks.
  • New releases and high-demand items may have limited check-out periods.
  • M-rated software and R-rated DVDs may only be checked out by patrons over the age of 18.
  • Reference materials do NOT circulate.


A service charge is assessed for overdue material. Children's books are $.05 per day. Adult books and all audiovisual materials are $.10 per day.

Renewal Policies

  • You may renew books, DVDS, music CDs, software, and audiobooks twice if no one else is waiting for the titles.
  • Due to high demand, New Releases cannot be renewed.


  • Begins June 1, 2019.
  • Most physical items checked-out from the Library renew automatically.
  • Items NOT eligible for auto-renewal include:
    • Items that have reached the renewal limit.
    • Items on hold for someone else.
    • Downloadable and streaming materials.
    • Readers' Express items.
    • Laptops, Kits, and WiFi Hot Spots.
    • Items owned by another library (Inter-Library Loan items).

Borrowing Limits for Adult and Juvenile Cards

What You May Borrow With Your Library Card
Item limits: Adult Juvenile*
* Juveniles may not check out M-rated software or R-rated videos/DVDs.
Maximum checkouts allowed at one time 100 25
Books 50 25
Videos/DVDS 10 10
Books on tape/CDs 25 25
Music CDs 25 25
Magazines (Back Issues Only) 10 10
Software (Video Games) 2 2
Software 5 5
Items on Hold 50 25
Wonderbooks 2 2