Borrowing Guide

Taking something out? Here are the ins and outs of placing holds, borrowing physical and digital content, and paying fees for overdue items.

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Physical Items

Place a Hold

Did you know that you can request up to 50 physical and 30 digital holds?

Just log in to your account, search for the item you want and click "Place a Hold." You'll be notified by email or phone when your items are ready for pick-up. You have 7 days to pick up your hold(s).

Get Hold NotificationsGet hold notifications by email

Want to receive your hold notifications by email, but don't have your email address on file? Sign up for email notifications!

Digital Content

EPL subscribes to a number of Online Resources, some of which have their own borrowing limits and loan periods.

Digital Content

Ancestry Library

Provides access to hundreds of millions of fully searchable individual records contained in thousands of databases. In-library use only.

Late Fees

What happens if you don’t return your materials on time? The following late fees are applied daily on each overdue item:

  • Books, magazines, CDs: $0.25 on Adult items, $0.10 on Youth items
  • DVDs, blu-rays, Hits to Go items: $1.00 on Adult items, $0.40 on Youth items
  • Video games: $1.00

If your fines reach a total of $10.00 or more or if you have 40 items or more overdue, you will not be able to borrow any more items, place holds or access eBooks, eAudiobooks or any other digital content.

If your items are really, really late

If a library item is past 15 days overdue, a notice will be mailed or emailed to you. If a library item has not been returned after 30 days, you will be billed for the replacement cost.

Pay Your Late FeesPay Your Late Fees

It's important to keep your account in good standing, so visit a branch to pay in person or log in to your account to make a payment online.

Frequently Asked Questions

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