Loan Periods & Late Charges

AHML cardholders may have up to 100 items checked out at one time (not counting eBooks and eAudiobooks). Certain material types have restrictions on the number that can be borrowed. See table below for details.

Items from our Marketplace can be renewed once if there are no holds. Most non-Marketplace items can be renewed twice if there are no holds.

Late charges will be waived for items returned or renewed within 3 days of the stated due date. Items returned or renewed 4 or more days late incur all late charges that accrue from the due date.

Materials Loan Period Late Charge Limit
Audiobooks 4 weeks .25 -
Blu-rays (including Marketplace) 1 week .25 -
Book Discussion Sets 6 weeks .25 -
Books (non-Marketplace) 4 weeks .25 -
Books - 500+ pages - Marketplace 4 weeks .25 -
Books - Marketplace 2 weeks .25 -
CD-ROMS 2 weeks .25 -
DVDs & Blu-Ray (including Marketplace) 1 week .25 -
DVDs and Blu-Ray - 4+ discs and TV 2 weeks .25 -
eBooks/eAudiobooks (CloudLibrary) 3 weeks - 5 (10 holds)
eBooks/eAudiobooks/eComics (hoopla) 3 weeks - 10 per month (all formats)
eMagazines (Flipster) 2 days / unlimited (varies) - -
eMagazines (RBDigital & PressReader) Unlimited - -
eReaders 2 weeks .25 1 of each type
Kids' World Holiday Books 1 week .25 10 per card
Kids' World Holiday CDs, DVDs & Blu-Ray 1 week .25 5 per card
Laptops/iPads (in-library only) 2 hours -
Library of Things 1 week .25
Magazines (including Marketplace) 1 week .25 -
Maps 4 weeks .25 -
Music CDs (including Marketplace) 2 weeks .25 -
Music--streaming/downloaded (hoopla) 1 week - 10 per month (all formats)
Seasonal items (bike locks, snow brushes and umbrellas) 1 week .25 -
Shopping Baskets 4 weeks .25 -
Studio Equipment 1 week .25 -
Toys/Games/STEM Kits 2 weeks .25 -
Video Games (including Marketplace) 1 week .25 10
Videos (hoopla) 2-3 days - 10 per month (all formats)
Videos (Kanopy) 3 days - 10 per month

Email Reminders

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Paying Late Charges

Learn more about paying late charges online or in-person at the library and on the bookmobile.
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If registration for this event is full, you will be placed on a waiting list. Wait listed registrants are moved to the confirmed registration list (in the order of registration) when cancelations are received. You will receive an email notification if you are moved from the wait list to the confirmed registration list.

6.012 Patron-Generated Content

The Library offers various venues in which patrons can contribute content that is accessible to the public.  These include, but are not limited to, blogs, reviews, forums, and social tagging on the Library’s website and catalog.  Any instance in which a patron posts written or recorded content to any of the Library’s venues that are accessible to the public is considered “patron-generated content” and is subject to this policy.
By contributing patron-generated content, patrons grant the Library an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual right and license to use, copy, modify, display, archive, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works based upon that content.
By submitting patron-generated content, patrons warrant they are the sole authors or that they have obtained all necessary permission associated with copyrights and trademarks to submit such content.
Patrons are liable for the opinions expressed and the accuracy of the information contained in the content they submit.  The Library assumes no responsibility for such content.
The Library reserves the right not to post submitted content or to remove patron-generated content for any reason, including but not limited to:
  • content that is profane, obscene, or pornographic;
  • content that is abusive, discriminatory or hateful on account of race, national origin, religion, age, gender, disability, or sexual orientation;
  • content that contains threats, personal attacks, or harassment;
  • content that contains solicitations or advertisements;
  • content that is invasive of another person’s privacy;
  • content that is unrelated to the discussion or venue in which it is posted;
  • content that is in violation of the Library’s Code of Conduct or any other Library policy