Circulation Policies

We are happy to lend many kinds of items from our collection! To borrow items from our library, you first need to have a library card. Library cards are free for any Iowa resident, and cost $10 per year for residents of other states. All services are available to any library card holder, with the following exceptions: DVDs can only be checked out to adults; ebooks and audiobooks are only available to Lamoni or rural Decatur county residents due to contract terms.

LENDING POLICIES


Books, Audiobooks, Magazines

Check out period: 2 weeks.
Overdue fines are $0.05 per day (fines are cut in half if paid when books are returned.)

DVDs

Check out period: 2 days (limit of 3 DVDs per day, 4 on weekends)
Overdue fines are $1.00 per day (fines are cut in half if paid when DVDs are returned.)

Renewals

You can renew books and movies in person, by phone, by email, or self-serve in the catalog on our website.

New Patrons

New patrons are limited to 3 items at a time, including up to 1 DVD for the first 30 days after receiving a card.

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