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Loan Periods

To Check Out Library Material

  1. Bring Your Library Card
  2. Don't Have Unreturned or Overdue Material
  3. Owe Fines of Less Than $5.00
Material Loan Period Item Limit
New Fiction 14 Days 25 Books
Books 21 Days  
Audio CDs 21 Days 6 Audio CDs
Audio Cassettes 21 Days 6 Audio Cassettes
Videos - DVD 7 Days 4 DVDs
Videos - VHS 7 Days 6 VHS
Kits 21 Days 4 Kits
Computer Files None 0
Microforms None 0
Periodicals None 0
Reference Books None 0

Library Managers may limit the number of items on a particular subject that may be checked out, may shorten loan periods or place circulating items on reserve due to high demand.

Special Loan Periods
All materials checked out on the Bookmobile or Outreach Services have a 14 Day loan period.
Friends Rental Collections

Special collections of popular books and dvds have been purchased for the libraries in Aiken and North Augusta by their respective Friends groups. The rental fees charged for these items by the Friends are used to purchase additional material for this collection. These items are first come, first serve. They may not be reserved for any patron.

There is a minimum charge of $1.00 to check out an item for four days. You may keep the item up to one month for an additional charge of 25¢ per day. The additional fees are due when the item is returned.  Patrons with items checked out for more than a month will receive an overdue notice from the library and, after 42 days, may be charged replacement costs and subject to collection.  


Books and kits can be renewed for one time period (provided they are not reserved).

Renewals may be requested in person, by telephone, or online.

Renewals can be requested at any ABBE library, not just the original check-out location.

There are no renewals for videos or reserved materials.

Renewals on specific items may be restricted due to heavy demand at the library manager's discretion.

Overdue Material Notices
A computer-activated courtesy telephone call or e-mail is attempted when the borrowed material is 7 days past due and again at 14 days past due. A printed notice listing overdue item(s) and related expenses is mailed when material(s) is 28 days past due.

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