Borrow Items

Everything You Need to Know About Borrowing Items From SFPL
Fines and Fees
Schedule of fees for overdue materials and lost library cards
Get a Library Card
Information on how to obtain a library card
Item Limits
Library cardholders may check out a maximum of 50 items at one time. All items circulate for three weeks and can be renewed up to three times unless there are other hold requests
Interlibrary Loan and Link +
Borrowing materials not available in the SFPL library catalog
My Check-out History
An optional service that allows you to maintain a history of items you have checked out from SFPL
Telephone, email or text alerts are sent when requested books, videos, DVDs, CDs and audiocassettes have arrived, and when materials are overdue
Renew Items
How to renew items before they are overdue, in person, by phone or online.
Request Items
Books, videos, DVDs, CDs, audiocassettes, etc. found in the catalog may be requested and held for pick-up
Returning Items
You may return SFPL, Interlibrary Loan and Link+ materials to ANY of the branches or the Main Library regardless of where they were checked out. Please do not put Interlibrary Loan and Link+ books in any book drop. You must return them to an SFPL service counter
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