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
Books 50 21 days Renewable two (2) times. New due date is calculated from the day item is renewed.
Audiobooks 5 21 days Renewable two (2) times. New due date is calculated from the day item is renewed.
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.
Magazines 20 21 days Renewable two (2) times. New due date is calculated from the day item is renewed.
Kits 1 35 days Renewable two (2) times. New due date is calculated from the day item is renewed.
Video Games 3 21 days Non-renewable item and no holds.
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.
Music 10 21 days Renewable two (2) times. New due date is calculated from the day item is renewed.