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Chapel Hill Public Library

A department of the Town of Chapel Hill

Borrowing Materials

Check-Out Periods:

Most items
3 weeks; renewable
New Adults Books
2 weeks; renewable
Friends Books 2 weeks; not renewable
DVDs 1 week; renewable
Book Kits 6 weeks; not renewable
Borrowing Rules / Limits:
 Borrowers may have 50 items checked out at a time, with the following limits -
Adult's & Children's DVDs 10 DVDs
New Books 6 books
Friends’ Books 2 books
Holds / Reserves 15 items

For Temporary Residents, living here 2 months or less, check-out privileges are slightly different.

Borrowing Rules
Maximum of 5 items checked out at a time.
All other rules are the same as above, though Items will not be checked out or renewed beyond the expiration date of a temporary borrower’s card.


Grace Period
A grace period is in effect for three days after the due date for all items except Digital Media Lab equipment or Book Kits. For items returned on the fourth day past the due date, fines will start from the original due date.

We don’t have what you’re looking for? You can make suggestions for us to purchase materials we don’t currently have.

Last updated: 1 July 2014