Borrowing Policy

Each card holder may have a maximum of 25 items checked out per library card.  Of those 25 items, card holders may check out a maximum of 5 media items per library card, which includes DVDs, Blu-rays, Music CDs, Wii and Xbox 360.

Patrons with a temporary card have a limit of 5 items per library card, 2 of which can be media, for the first six months from when the new card was issued or registering after a time lapse.


Borrowing Items

1 week
DVDs/Blu-rays, Magazines, Music CDs, Wii & Xbox 360 Games, Roku

2 weeks
Long Loan DVDs/Blu-rays

3 weeks
Books, Audiobooks, Civics Flash Cards

Due to subject limitations, only 3 books per non-fiction subject may be borrowed by a family at one time.  Items may be returned at LaGrange Library or any library in the Mid-Hudson Library System (MHLS), which includes the libraries in Dutchess, Putnam, Ulster, Columbia and Green Counties. We also offer an outside book/media drop box available 24/7. Use it to return any library materials, including both book and media items.

LaGrange Library assumes no responsibility for damage caused to a borrower's player by a library's disc.


Renewing Items

Items may be renewed 2 times if no one is waiting for them and can be done online, by phone or in person. Your eligible checked out items will automatically be renewed two (2) days before they are due, adding the extension to the existing due date. Items that other patrons have on hold, that have been renewed the maximum of two times, or are not eligible for renewal, will not be renewed.


Automatic Renewal Of Your Checked Out Items

Your eligible checked out items will automatically be renewed two (2) days before they are due, adding the extension to the existing due date. Items that other patrons have on hold, that have been renewed the maximum of two times, or are not eligible for renewal, will not be renewed.

If you receive your library notifications by email, you will receive a courtesy notice letting you know of any items that were automatically renewed and those that were not. If you currently receive your notifications by phone, and would like to switch to email so you can receive these courtesy notices, please contact the Circulation Desk at 452-3141.


Requesting Items

If you're looking for an item that is checked out or we don't own, you can place a hold on it and have it delivered to a library location that's convenient for you. When your items arrive, you'll be notified by email or phone and have 7 days to pick them up. 


Text Message Notifications

Opt in to receive library notifications by text. Receive text messages for Holds to Pickup, Overdue Items and Courtesy Notices (auto renewals). You'll receive a text immediately, as the item is placed on the Holdshelf! This is a supplemental text notification and you'll continue to receive the traditional email or phone call. Opt in or out at any time. Click here for an informational bookmark on how to opt in.


PIN Numbers

If you've forgotten your PIN, call the Library at (845) 452-3141.  Since it's encrypted we won't be able to tell you what it is, but we can delete it so you'll be prompted to enter a new one.  You can change your PIN at any time by logging into your account in the Public Library Catalog and clicking Modify Your PIN.


Fines

DVDs/Blu-rays: $1 per day
Museum Passes: $25 per day
All other library material: 25¢ per day

The maximum fine is $10 per item, exluding Museum Passes. If you owe $10 or more in fines, your library privileges will be suspended at all Mid-Hudson Library System libraries.

You will be sent an overdue notice for items that are two weeks overdue. If the items aren't returned after one month, you will receive a bill for the replacement cost of the items and your library privileges will be suspended until the charges are paid. Accounts owing $25 or more in unreturned items and fines will be referred to a collection agency and will incur a $10 fee upon referral.


Fees

Reserve item not picked up within the week time period on the holdshelf - $1 per item
Llibrary card replacement - $1
Lost or damaged DVD or audio case - $5
Lost or damaged audiobook CD - $10 per disc