Borrowing Materials

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How many items may I borrow?

Audiobooks 10
Compact discs 10
DVDs 10
CD-ROMs/video games 10
Learning aids 10
Magazines 10
Adult Non-Traditional Materials 1
all other materials No Limit

How much will it cost if I return materials late? (Fines & Fees)
There are no late charge for Racine Public Library materials. The late charges for all non-Racine library materials is $.25 per item, per day. Fines will not be charged for Sundays or holiday closings. The maximum overdue fine charges for non-Racine library material may vary depending on the type of material, but will not exceed $5 per item.

The library sends notices when materials are overdue. If you have an email account that you check regularly, you should add your email address to your patron account, since this is the fastest way to receive an overdue notice. Email notifications are an additional courtesy service in conjunction with the date due receipts given at the time of check out.

How Long May I keep Materials?
The loan periods for the Racine Public Library are listed below. Please note: the library is a member of a 53-library consortium. Some of the items you borrow may come from these other libraries, and they may have different loan periods.

Magazines, DVDs, Videotapes, Video Games, Wifi Hotspots 1 week
New adult fiction books, under 700 pages 2 weeks
All other material types 3 weeks


Damaged or Lost Materials
If you damage the barcode on a library item or it is removed from the item, the replacement fee is $1.00.

If you lose or damage material, you will be charged the cost of replacing the item and the processing costs if applicable.