Check Out Materials

General Information Pertaining to All Library Materials

  • Patrons with a valid JTPL card may check out library materials. Parents or legal guardians who do not want their children to check out certain library materials should advise their children accordingly.
  • Patrons with a Computer Use Card are unable to check out library materials.
  • Library patrons may check out a maximum of 50 items on their card.
  • Printed materials (Books, Magazines, etc.), Audiobooks, Video Games and Music items check out for a period of 21 days. Movies (DVD, VHS, Blu-Ray) check out for a period of 7 days.
  • Printed materials may be extended or renewed two (2) times for 21 days for each renewal. Materials may be renewed in-person, by phone or online. Items on hold for other patrons cannot be renewed.
    • Indiana History Room materials, newspapers, and Reference materials do not circulate.

Book-Drops

Book and Media drops are open 24 hours a day at the Jeffersonville and Clarksville Branch libraries.

Circulation of Materials

The chart below lists the current Loan Policy for JTPL patrons. Library patrons may check out a maximum of 50 items on their card. This can be a maximum of 50 books, or a combination of books with other materials that total up to 50 items. Please note, Non-book materials, however, have limits.

Item Type Limit per Card Loan Period Renewable/Non-Renewable Fine per Day
Books 50 21 days Renewable two (2) times. New due date is calculated from the day item is renewed. 25¢
Audiobooks 5 21 days Renewable two (2) times. New due date is calculated from the day item is renewed. 25¢
Movies 5 7 days Non-renewable item except for non-fiction movies.

Non-fiction movies are renewable two (2) times. New due date is calculated from the day item is renewed.
$1.00
Magazines 20 21 days Renewable two (2) times. New due date is calculated from the day item is renewed. 25¢
Kits 1 35 days Renewable two (2) times. New due date is calculated from the day item is renewed. $3.00
Video Games 3 21 days Non-renewable item and no holds. $1.00
Equipment 1 21 days Renewable two (2) times. New due date is calculated from the day item is renewed.
Interlibrary Loans 3 ILL requests per library card 14 days Non-renewable item. 25¢
Music 10 21 days Renewable two (2) times. New due date is calculated from the day item is renewed. 25¢