How long can I check out an item?
Most books are loaned for 3 weeks with the exception of new books and music (2 weeks) and DVDs (1 week). Most items can be renewed twice; however items cannot be renewed if another customer has placed a hold on the item.
How many items can I borrow?
You may have up to 25 items on your account at any given time (includes borrowed materials and holds).
How many holds can I place?
If an item you want to borrow isn't available, you can place up to 10 items on hold at a time. (You may have up to 25 items on your account at any given time, which includes borrowed materials and holds.) Some popular items may have a hold list. If the item is located at another library, it will arrive at your branch library for pickup as soon as it's available.
How will I know when my hold is ready for pickup?
Sign up at any service desk to receive text notifications when an item is ready for pickup. You can also sign up to receive an email when an item is available and when your checkouts are overdue or approaching their due date.
What if I can't find what I'm looking for in SCLENDS?
If you are looking for an item not available from any SCLENDS libraries, please contact the reference desk at your local branch to request an Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
What is an Interlibrary Loan?
An interlibrary loan (ILL) request is a transaction where one library system borrows material from another library system. This differs from a hold request which occurs between locations of the SCLENDS Consortium. Whenever our library system or the consortium does not own a book, periodical, microfilm or audiovisual item, our registered borrowers may request these items through a nationwide network of libraries, known as the interlibrary loan service.