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Borrowing Items

Middlesex County Library cardholders can borrow from any Middlesex County Library location.  Items can be returned to any location, regardless of where they were borrowed.

All items can be returned to exteriors drop boxes and returns slots at anytime (with the exception of board games that do not fit into the slots).

Eligible items without holds can be renewed online using your online account, when visiting a library or by phoning a library. 

Patrons are notified of overdue items by email or by phone if no email address has been provided. 

Items in the juvenile and young adult collections are free from overdue fines, but are still subject to fees if lost or damaged.

An item is considered lost once it is 4-weeks overdue and a bill will be issued outlining replacement fees.

Items returned with obvious damage, beyond normal wear and tear, will be billed for replacement at the discretion of library staff.  Once you've paid the replacement charge, the damaged item is yours to keep. 

Adult Collections Loan Periods and Overdue Fees

Books & Audiobooks DVDs Magazines Quick Picks

3-week loan period
Can be placed on hold.
Can be renewed if item is not on hold.
$0.25 daily late fee
$10.00 maximum late fee per item

1-week loan period
Can be placed on hold.
Can be renewed if item is not on hold.
$1.00 daily late fee
$10.00 maximum late fee per item
Limit of 7 DVDs checked out per card

1-week loan period
Cannot be placed on hold.
Can be renewed.
$0.25 daily late fee,
$3.00 maximum late fee per item

1-week loan period
Cannot be placed on hold.
Cannot be renewed
$0.25 daily late fee
$10.00 maximum late fee per item

Park Passes Mobile Hotspots

1-week loan period
Can be placed on hold.
$1.00 daily late fee
$10.00 maximum late fee per item

1-week loan period
Can be placed on hold.
Can be renewed.
No daily late fees, replacement and processing fees charged after 7 days overdue.

Juvenile and Young Adults Collections Loan Periods

Books & Audiobooks DVDs Magazines Board Games
3-week loan period
Can be placed on hold.
Can be renewed if item is not on hold.

1-week loan period
Can be placed on hold.
Can be renewed if item is not on hold.

Limit of 7 DVDs checked out per card.

1-week loan period
Cannot be placed on hold.
Can be renewed.

1-week loan period
Cannot be placed on hold.
Can be renewed.

Note that not all board games will fit into exterior returns slots/boxes.