Library Card Guidelines


Types of Library Cards


Type of Card Loan Period Item Limit Maximum Renewals Overdue Fines
Resident Card 2 weeks 50 2 (if item not on hold) 20¢ per item per day
Teacher Card 4 weeks 100 (excludes videos & CDs) 0 20¢ per item per day
College Student Card 2 weeks 4 2 (if item not on hold) 20¢ per item per day
Out-of-State Card** 2 weeks 50 2 (if item not on hold) 20¢ per item per day

** $25 annual loan fee required.


Checkout and Return Policy


Depending on the type of card you have, York County Library materials can be checked out for two weeks and may be renewed twice, as long as another person is not waiting for the item. Items may be renewed in person or online. See "Types of Library Cards" above for specific loan period and renewal information.


Return materials to any York County Library Location or to the Bookmobile. Books may be returned to the outside book return boxes.

Please note: Videos, audio books, and DVDs should not be placed in an outside book return box as extreme heat may damage these materials.


Placing a Hold


Placing a "Hold" on an item puts your name on the waiting list for items that are currently checked out or items at another York County Library location. You must have a valid York County Library card to place an item on hold. To place a hold using the Online Catalog:


  1. When you find a book, audio book, video, or DVD you want, click "Place Hold" to request the next available copy
  2. Enter your username (which is your York County Library card number) and password, then click "Login".
  3. Review the hold details and choose the location to pick up your item.
  4. Click "Place Hold"

Fines and Fees


When library materials are overdue, you may receive an e-mail notification , or a printed overdue notice will be mailed to you. Seriously delinquent accounts may be turned over to a collection agency. If a DVD or VHS is returned without the case, the purchase price of the entire item will be charged. Please be sure to read the Fines and Fees Policy.


Item Fine
Overdue items 20¢ per item per day
Audio Case $3.00
Audio Cassette $7.00
Audio CD $8.00
Barcode $2.00
Plastic Jacket $2.00
Spine Label $1.00
Replacement Library Card $2.00