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Borrowing Guidelines


  • 60 titles at one time per card.

  • 4 video games per card.

  • 5 renewals, as long as no one is waiting.

  • 20 downloadable titles from Overdrive and 10 from cloudLibrary.

  • 10 downloads or streams from Hoopla.

  • 6 free songs per week from Freegal.

  • 4 Media Box items at a time.

Loan Periods & Overdue Charges

Media Type Loan Period Overdue Charges
Adult Books, Audiobooks 21 days 20 cents per day
Adult New Books 21 days 20 cents per day
CDs 21 days 20 cents per day
Games & DVDs 7 days 20 cents per day
Media Box Games & DVDs 4 days 20 cents per day
Children's Books & CDs 21 days No Late Fees
Teen Books & CDs 21 days No Late Fees

Renewing Materials

Items can be renewed five times, but an item requested by another customer cannot be renewed. Media Box items, downloadable books and downloadable audiobooks cannot be renewed.

You may renew library materials:


You may reserve items online or by phone at (803) 929-3425. We will let you know when the item you requested is available for pickup. For online holds, if the item is available, it will be pulled for you within two days. For faster service, please call the branch where the item is located.

Returning Materials

Items may be returned to any Richland Library location. Outside book returns are available at all locations.

Lost or Damaged Items

A cardholder is responsible for all materials checked out on his or her library card. Parents are responsible for items checked out by their children.

The charge for lost or damaged materials is the value of the item, plus any applicable fees. Excessive charges for overdue, lost or damaged materials will result in a loss of borrowing privileges.

Lost or Stolen Cards

Report loss or theft of a card promptly to avoid its unauthorized use; the cardholder is responsible until the loss is reported. There is a $1 fee to replace a lost card. Report lost cards by calling (803) 929-3456.

Change of Address

To change the address and phone number on your account, call (803) 929-3456.