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
Blu-rays (including Marketplace) 1 week .25 5
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 (including Marketplace) 1 week .25 -
DVDs - 4+ discs 2 weeks .25 -
E-Readers 2 weeks .25 1 of each type
eBooks (3M) 2 weeks - 3 (5 holds)
eBooks/eAudiobooks (Overdrive) 2 weeks - 3 total (5 holds)
Laptops/iPads (in-library only) 2 hours -
Magazines (including Marketplace) 1 week .25 -
Maps 4 weeks .25 -
Music CDs (including Marketplace) 2 weeks .25 -
Other Audio Visual 4 weeks .25 -
Studio Equipment 1 week .25 -
Video Games (including Marketplace) 1 week .25 5

Email Reminders

email reminders Avoid late charges. Sign up for email reminders by entering an email address in your account settings.

Paying Late Charges

Learn more about paying late charges online or in-person at the library and on the bookmobile.