Check Out Fees and Loan Periods


Materials Checkout Fee Loan Period
Books Free 21 days (2 renewals)
Magazines
Free 7 days (2 renewals)
CDs, Audio Cassettes, LPs (Adult)
$.50 per item in a set, $3.00 maximum per cover
21 days (no renewals)
CDs, Audio Cassettes, LPs (Children) Free 21 days (2 renewals)
Entertainment DVDs and VHS tapes
$2.00 per episode/cover
7 days (no renewal)
Nonfiction and Short-Length DVDs and VHS tapes
$2.00 per episode/cover
21 days (no renewal)
A Maximum of 25 items may be checked-out at any one time.
  • The Memphis Public Libraries no longer assesses late fees on overdue materials. Please see our Eliminating Fees FAQ for more details.
  • If items are not returned, a fine equal to the cost of the item will be assessed.
  • If one owes $15 or more, additional items cannot be checked out.