Lending Policies

Lending Period & Renewal - items in PHYSICAL format

Books, CDs, Playaways- 3 weeks, up to 2 renewals for items not on reserve.

Magazines, DVDs- 1 week, up to 2 renewals for items not on reserve.

Playaway Views- same as DVDs but limited to 2 per family.

All materials may be renewed by telephone or your online account. To establish an online account, get a PIN at the Front Desk.

Reserve Items

After notification, held one week for patron.

Reciprocal Lending

Our library has a reciprocal lending policy with all the public libraries in the counties of Elkhart and LaGrange; with the Mishawaka-Penn-Harris Public Library system as well as any Indiana public library participating in the state reciprocal lending program.

Lending Period & Renewal - items in ELECTRONIC format

eBooks (Axis 360)
Checkout Limit: 6; Lending Period: 7-21 days (defaults to 21 days)- you can change the period by placing item in wish list and then checking it out; Hold Limit: 99 days; Hold Period: 7 days; Renewal Limit: unlimited if not on hold; Renewal period: 7 days Renewal notification sent 2 days prior to expiration. Account: requires library card # and PIN. Requires downloading of Axis360 app.

eAudiobooks (OneClick)
Checkout Limit: 10; Hold Limit: 5, Lending Period: 21 days; Renewal Limit: twice; Renewal period: 7 days. Account: requires library card # to register. Requires downloading of OneClick app.

eMagazines (Zinio) Checkout Limit: Unlimited; Loan Period: Unlimited;
Account: requires library card# to register. Can stream on pc/mac or download to mobile devices with Zinio for Libraries app to read on or off-line.

eComics (Zinio) Checkout Limit: Unlimited; Loan Period: Unlimited;
Account: requires library card# to register. Can stream on pc/mac or download to mobile devices with Zinio eComics app to read on or off-line.

revised July 2016