Circulation and Fines Policies

Your Florence County Library card empowers you to borrow materials from any branch of our system. Your signature on your application indicates your agreement to be responsible for all materials borrowed on your card. This includes payment for all lost or damaged materials charged to the card bearing your signature as user, parent or guardian.


Your library card should be treated as a credit card. If lost or stolen, please notify the Main Library Circulation Department or your local branch immediately. Address changes should be reported quickly as well. This will enable us to properly service your account. For your protection, and to guarantee your privacy, we will not give out account information in person or over the telephone without your card number. You may access your account information via any public access catalog or through your home computer.


You must have a library card with you each time you borrow library materials.


You may renew items by telephone or in person. We must, however, have your library card number. You may renew an item twice if it is not on reserve for another user. Videos may not be renewed.

Loan Periods:

  • Videos: 7 days
  • High demand items: 14 days
  • All others: 21 days


(rules apply until late fines match original cost of items)

  • Videos: .50 per day per item, $5.00 maximum
    Fines for Videos must be paid for in cash
  • Adult materials: 10 cents per day, $2.00 maximum
  • Juvenile materials: 10 cents per day, $2.00 Maximum


Lost materials, in good condition, may be returned for a refund within 90 days of payment. A receipt must be presented for refund, so please retain your receipt for 90 days.


Holds may be placed on any circulation item owned by the library. You may do this for yourself at any Catalog Terminal, at home via online catalog, or ask the Circulation or Reference staff for assistance.


A professional reference staff member is available at the Main Library, during all hours of operation. We are happy to provide telephone reference service Monday through Sunday. Please limit your questions to those which can be answered in about three minutes.

Interlibrary Loans:

We will borrow books and materials, not owned by our system, for any Florence County resident whose card is in good standing. State regulations do not allow us to borrow new books or for non-county residents.</p