Curious how long does your library allow you to check out books for?Curious how long does your library allow you to check out books for? Sherri #questionnaire
Not long enough. It used to be 3 weeks but they just shortened to 2 weeks.
I belong to 2 libraries. One has books for 2 weeks. And the other has new ones for 2 weeks, older books for 4 weeks.
21 days!! ?
About 4 weeks except new books are 14 days.
I don’t know about “real” books, but e-books we can choose 1 week, 2 or 3 weeks.
About 2 weeks
28 days unless a popular new release those are 14 days
Three weeks with up to 4 renewals if not requested by another patron.
3 weeks but new books are only 7 days.
14 days for new items, 30 days for not new. With the option to renew up to 4 times if the item isn’t on hold for someone else. My library also doesn’t have overdue charges. It’s the best.
My granddaughter checked books out today, they are due the 27th.
2 weeks with 3 renewals, for a total of 6 weeks (as long as there are no holds!)
3 weeks, plus 2 renewals (provided there aren’t any holds on the book).
3 weeks both ebooks and physical books
3 weeks and can renew after that unlimited times until someone places a hold on it.
New releases 2 weeks, older books a month with the option to renew twice if there’s no holds. Ebooks 14 days.
3 weeks with 2 renewals online unless there are holds!
3 weeks no renews on new books however can put them on pause at any time before they actually come in to the library and sometimes they have extra cookies of new releases that are set out in the entryway n if I have a book on hold n I’m way down the list I can check this copy n cancel hold on my copy
Did that with The Outsider by Stephen King: got it ahead instead of waiting for my turn
3 weeks and you can renew until there’s a request fo4 it.
1 month for regular books, 2 weeks for new releases.
21 days but newer popular releases they set aside a few books as 7 Day express
2 weeks with unlimited rechecks unless there is a waiting list
Two weeks but you can renew twice if there are no holds
Two weeks and can renew two times if no holds.
We get three weeks.
Depends….NEW 14 days…otherwise it’s a month….but it can be renewed if need be.
21 days, Brooklyn
2 weeks you can renew at least 3 times for 2 addl weeks each time unless there is someone waiting for the book then you cannot renew
But I wish the hold limit was higher, I think you get 7 or so.
I usually get through a book in less than 3 days.
3 weeks. DVD/blu ray movies are able to be rented for a week at $1.00 each.
4 weeks unless it’s a 14 day book
I think our library is two weeks but then they just Auto renew it until you bring it back or that’s what they did with my audiobooks anyway
New 1 week, any other books 2 weeks that can be renewed up to 2x for 2 more weeks each
New books: 2 wks. Books more than a year old, 3 wks possible renewals.
3 weeks. No fines. Just please return books ?
21 days online, 1 week for new express books.
3 weeks. I’ve even gotten books for 3 weeks that say 7 days!
14 days for new releases and 28 days for others.
21 days. You can renew 3 times if there is no waiting list for items.
My library has a 7 day book , 14 day book for the super new popular releases. Most of them are for 30 days.
3 Weeks, and you can renew them 2 times as long as someone else doesn’t have it on hold. So we can have books out for up to 9 weeks at a time. I love it.
Same for the library where i am
2 weeks but can renew on line
I got 10 days
New books 2 weeks, after 6 months on shelf 4 weeks.
3 weeks and one renewal for another 3 weeks unless it’s a new release
Two weeks for new releases and four weeks for everything else. They also have a small section called quick picks that are seven days.
3 weeks with 5 renewals. However, if someone else has a hold on the book, no renewal. I’ve had to request a book a second time to finish it because I wasn’t going to ruin my good record and incur a fine. ?
3 weeks for any book within the library system my library is part of with 1 renewal. but if I have to request from outside the system somewhere else in the state its only a 2 week with no renewal
3 weeks with I think 2 renewals, if no one has a hold on it
3 week regular book
2 week if new book
I just downloaded my first library book on my kindle.
Two weeks !
Me too, Cynthia! Overdrive is amazing!!
3 weeks and you can renew 3 times – so like forever.
It depends on the book. If it’s a high demand book from an author like Jane Green, Kristin Hannah etc it’s 7 days, all others are 21 with options for extensions if no request are pending.
14 days for a new book.
Ebooks are 21 days
I use three different online libraries and two weeks is the max
I’m out in the boondocks, but Brooklyn offers a fifty dollar a year subscription.
Is that what you do?
If so do you know
of any other libraries who do that?
3 weeks and then renew for 3 more weeks…so total of 6 weeks!
3 weeks for physical books with one renewal period. 14 days for ebooks.
if new 7 days , ifnot two weeks with option to renew two more times for two weeks
3 weeks unless it’s a new book rented by the library. Those books can be checked out for 2 weeks.
3 weeks unless you check them out online in their digital app. Then it’s only 2 weeks.
3 weeks with 4 renewals if no one else is on hold for the book.
Wow 4 renewals? That is awesome!!!
3 week I think. I can message my cousin and ask. She works there. A new book is 7 days.
14 days for a new release. 30 for regular fiction.
3 weeks with one renewal.
2 weeks for newer books, 3 weeks for those on the shelves.
3 weeks abs then you can renew If you are not finished!
21 days unless it’s a new book-then it’s only 7 days.
Some are 2 weeks, others for 3 weeks. Sometimes if I mention that I have a lot going on, they will let me keep them for a month.
2 weeks and you can renew if there is no hold on it.
2 weeks and able to renew 5 Times. I just found that out
2/3 weeks usually
21 days but just 14 for new releases
4 weeks, with 2 automatic renewals by the library, if not returned. So max of 12 weeks, which is nice if you have a whole bunch of requests come in at the same time!
New release- one week. Everything else 3 weeks
Three weeks on most. Two weeks on new arrivals.
3 weeks plus 2 renewals
One month (I think specifically 4 weeks? Not positive) plus 4 renewals – unless someone has it on hold, then you cannot renew.
DVDs are a week, holiday materials are 2 weeks.
3 weeks except new books which are 7 days
One is 2 wks, the other two are 3 wks.
4 weeks if you ask for an extension unless there is a hold on it then 2 weeks
2 weeks, no renewals if Book is wait listed.
NYPL loans kindle ebooks for up to 3 weeks.
2 weeks w one renewal ???
3 weeks or if new its only 2 weels
4 weeks – 6 books.
Two weeks to 21 days
4 weeks with automatic renewal if there’s no hold on the book. Also, I work at the library, so I don’t have fines, anyway. And can keep renewing over and over after the 2 renewals allowed. And have a huge stack of library books by my bed. And a huge huge hold list. It’s a problem!! <3
2 weeks with 3 renewals unless the books are on hold.
3 weeks in general. 2 weeks if it is new and several requests for the book.
We can renew twice so 6 weeks total, unless on hold then we can’t renew after 2 weeks
3 weeks unless it’s a new release then 7 days
3 weeks, extra section of a small assortment of new books they call lucky day that are 5 day, (this is in addition to regular circulation supply of new books), can put up to 100 on hold. When a hold comes in you have 1 week to pick it up.
Wow 200 on hold! I don’t even know how many I can put in hold! I guess I typically have between 10 and 20 on hold!
@Darlene Whoops that was a typo on my part. It’s 100. I also usually only have 10-20. It’s bad when a bunch of them all come in at once.
@Kathy Oh I know! I typically spend my time just taking the books bath and forth to the Library to renew them! But I like having many books to choose from bc I
never know what I’m gonna feel like reading. It’s so stressful for me deciding at the library which ones I should renew and which to give back! I don’t drive so I bought a roller bag to shlep them back and forth. LOL!
3 weeks with at least 3 renewals at 3 weeks each.
3 weeks for most, 1 for new books…
3 weeks plus 3 weeks renewal if no one put a hold on it.
3 weeks but if there is no hold you can renew