Loan Periods and Renewals

Most items are loaned for three weeks, with a few exceptions. 

Material Type Loan Period
Doorway to Dayton Museum Passes 3 days
All DVDs & Blu-rays (including interlibrary loans) 7 days
OhioLINK interlibrary loans in all audio or video formats (including CD books and music)  7 days
Fast Read Books 7 days
Console games 7 days
7-day Mobile Hotspots 7 days
14-day (reservable) Mobile Hotspots 14 days
Makerboxes 14 days

All other items


21 days

Teachers may also request longer loan periods on items for classroom use. Learn more about Teacher Cards.
Automatic Renewals
Two days before their due date, most items will renew automatically. However, some items cannot be renewed:

  • Fast Read copies;
  • 7-day Mobile Hotspots;
  • most interlibrary loans that have already renewed 3 times (see more details about interlibrary loans);
  • regular items that have already renewed 6 times;
  • items requested by another patron.