Putnam District Library

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Library Materials and Services

Loan periods, fines, and other service information
Putnam Library books, audio CD, and other print materials:
  • are checked out for a free two-week loan period.
  • may be renewed up to two times for an additional two week loan period. This renewal may be done by phone, online, or in person.
  • accrue fines of 10 cents per day for every day overdue.
Putnam Library DVDs:
  • are checked out for a one-week loan period.
  • are free rentals if they are designated with white tape by the library; no deposit is required for these rentals.
  • are $1.00 rentals for teal-taped DVDs and $2.00 rentals for gray tape DVDs; a $1.00 deposit is required to rent these DVDs, making the upfront cost $2.00 for teal rentals and $3.00 for gray rentals.
    • Deposit is refunded when the DVDs are returned on time to the circulation desk.
    • DVDs returned to the drop box forfeit their deposit.
    • Overdue DVDs forfeit their deposit.
  • may not be renewed. (They may be returned and rechecked out for the designated rental fee if no holds are on the item. This must be done in person.)
  • accrue fines of 50 cents per day for every day overdue.
Digital materials:
  • are checked out for a free 14 day loan period.
  • may be renewed if no holds are on the item.
  • do not accrue any fines and do not count against account limits of physical materials.
  • are ultimately governed by policies shared by the Library Cooperative’s online catalog.


Account Limits
  • Each library card is limited to borrowing a total of 4 DVDs (provided by MeLCat or Putnam Library) at one time.
  • Each library card is limited to borrowing a total of 14 physical items at one time. This is a combination of all physical items checked out, including those through interlibrary (MeLCat) loan.
    • Digital materials do not count limit of physical items checked out.

Extended Loan Periods/Amounts
Extended loan periods/amounts are available when prearranged with the library director.


Other Library Services
  • Black and white copies cost 25 cents per page.
  • Color copies cost 50 cents per page.  
  • Black and white cardstock copies cost 35 cents per page.
  • Colored cardstock copies cost 60 cents per page. 
  • Sending faxes costs $1.00 for the first page and 25 cents for each additional page. 
  • Receiving faxes at the library is free; please let the staff know to expect one.