Loan Periods and Fines

Loan periods and check out limits vary for different materials. Hot Picks may not be renewed.



Loan Period


Late Fee


Maximum Fee



Kids’ Books21 daysNoneNoneNone
Teen Books21 daysNoneNoneNone
Adult Books21 days10¢ per day$5None
Youth Magazines14 daysNoneNone5
Adult Magazines14 days5¢ per day$310
Hot Picks Books14 days$1 per day$52
Hot Picks DVDs3 days$1 per day$53
Audiobooks21 days10¢ per day$5None
Book Club in a Bag8 weeks$5 per day$702 bags
DVDs7 days25¢ per day$520
CDs14 days10¢ per day$5None


Library materials may be renewed online, or by calling the circulation desk at 269-553-7806 during library hours. Materials may also be renewed in person at any public service desk. Materials may be renewed unless they have been requested by another patron. KPL reserves the right to limit renewals on in-demand materials. Hot Picks may not be renewed.

Grace Period

You may return materials up to three days after the due date. On the fourth day, a late fee will be charged for each day after the due date. The three-day grace period does not apply to DVDs and Hot Picks.

Overdue Notices and Fees

When you borrow materials, you will receive a list of the items you have checked out showing their due dates. If you keep library materials beyond their due date, the library may send up to three overdue notices to remind you to return items as a courtesy. A maximum fee will be charged for long overdue items when they are returned.

Borrowers with $10 or more in late fees or fines charged to their account will not be allowed to check out materials. Borrowers who accrue $45 or more in late fees or fines will not be allowed to check out materials or use a library computer. Unpaid fines or replacement charges may be referred to a collection agency.

Damaged or Lost Materials

Borrowers will be charged for damaged or lost library materials. This charge will include a $5 processing fee plus the amount needed to replace the lost or damaged item.