Policies at Lincoln Library

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Circulation Policy

Library Card

  • Must be at least 5 years old; need parent/guardian signature if under 16
  • Must show government-issued photo ID and current address
  • Non-residents and reciprocal visitors may be eligible
  • Click here to learn more about our eCards.

Lost Library Card

  • Report the loss immediately so the card can’t be used by others
  • Person who signed up for card is responsible for all items on account until lost card is reported

Loan & Renewal

  • May check out materials with library card or photo ID
  • 75 items per account
    • 10 audiobooks
    • 10 CDs
    • 7 DVDs
    • 20 magazines
  • 14 days for books
  • 7 days for DVDs and other select material
  • 3 renewals allowed unless item is on request or is an interlibrary loan (certain kits and equipment may not be renewed)
  • Item renewal is automatic. Also available in person, by phone, and online – library card number must be provided


  • 25 cents per day overdue for books
  • 50 cents per day overdue for DVDs
  • List price at time of purchase is charged for lost and damaged items
  • Accounts totaling $50 or more are referred to a collection agency, and also incur an additional $10 fee

Full Circulation Services Policy (Effective January 1, 2019)


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