Borrowing Materials


Library Catalog

How many items may I borrow?

Audiobooks 10
compact discs 10
DVDs 10
CD-ROMs/video games 10
learning aids 10
videotapes 10
Magazines 10
All other materials No Limit


How much will it cost if I return materials late? (Fines & Fees)
The charge for all overdue materials is $.25 per item, per day. Fines will not be charged for Sundays or holiday closings. The maximum overdue charges 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.

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.

New adult fiction books, under 700 pages 2 weeks
Magazines, DVDs, Videotapes 1 week
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.