Borrowing Guide

Borrowing Guide

Checking something out? Here's the information you need to know about library cards, loan periods, borrowing physical and digital content, and paying fees for overdue items.

Library Card Options

A library card provides access to physical and digital content, devices such as hotspots and iPads, dolls and toys, and so much more!  Apply online or at your nearest library branch.

Free of charge, library cards expire on a regular basis and may be renewed as long as account information is verified, and all outstanding fines and fees are paid in full. Inactive library cards will be purged from the system on a regular basis.

The following library card options are available. Only one library card allowed per individual:

Digital Content

The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District subscribes to a number of Online Resources, some of which have their own borrowing limits and loan periods.

Physical Items

Fines and Fees Schedule

Fines

Overdue fines and replacement fees for damaged, unreturned, or stolen items are assessed from the first day or hour items are overdue on a per item basis.

Overdue fines are not assessed on paperbacks, magazines, or children's materials, but failure to return these items will result in a bill and possible collection agency fee.

Fines over $10 or failure to return items will result in limited borrowing privileges.

Insufficient funds $25 per returned check
Collection agency service fee $10
Overdue items $0.25 per day, $4 per item maximum
Overdue fine threshold $10
Lost, stolen, or damaged items Full cost of the item plus processing fee and collection agency fee, if applicable
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) materials Fees vary and are determined by the lending library
Lost or damaged ILL bookstrap $3
Lost or damaged audio-visual case, multimedia bag, insert, or graphic $2
Lost single disc from a set $10 or full replacement fee
Lost or damaged doll case or clothing $30
Lost or damaged hotspot box $4
Lost or damaged hotspot charging block or charging cord $5
Lost or damaged hotspot SIM card $10
Lost or damaged iPad bag $2
Lost or damaged iPad tempered glass screen protector $10
Lost or damaged iPad cover $32
Lost or damaged iPad charging block or charging cord $20
Fees

FAQs

  • Overdue fines and replacement fees are assessed for damaged or lost items according to the Fines and Fees Schedule, which is subject to change. Overdue fines are assessed from the first day or hour items are overdue on a per item basis. No overdue fines are assessed on paperbacks, magazines, or children’s materials. If the items are not returned, however, a bill for the items, including a replacement fee, will be mailed. Fines do not apply to eMedia, as titles automatically expire on their due dates. Fines over $10 or failure to return items will result in suspension of borrowing privileges, and you will be unable to place holds, renew materials, or check out additional materials.

    Replacement library card $1
    Insufficient funds $25 per returned check
    Collection agency service fee $10
    Overdue items $.25 per day, $4 per item maximum
    Overdue fine threshold $10
    Lost, stolen, or damaged items Full cost of the item plus *processing fee and collection agency fee, if applicable.
    Interlibrary Loan (ILL) materials Fees vary and are determined by the lending library
    Lost or damaged Interlibrary Loan Bookstrap $3
    Lost or damaged audio-visual case, multimedia bag, insert, or graphic $2
    Lost single disc from a set (full replacement may be charged) $10
    Lost or damaged Hotspot box $4
    Lost or damaged Hotspot charger $12
    Lost or damaged Hotspot SIM card $10
    *Processing Fees: These are charges in addition to the full cost of the item if an item is lost or returned damaged.
    DVDs, audio-visual instructional titles, and 14–day loan books $10
    Other cataloged items $5
    Uncataloged items No processing fee
  • You may have up to 25 physical library items on hold, and 25 OverDrive items on hold.

  • Anyone who lives, works, attends school, or visits Clark County can apply online for an Instant eCard and immediately enjoy access to millions of digital resources. Individuals who are permanent residents of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District are eligible for an All Access library card and can apply by visiting any LVCCLD library branch. Individuals without a residential address should visit their nearest library to inquire about access to library services.

  • Payment can be made in person at any LVCCLD library branch or online. To pay online, log into your account and go to My Borrowing > Fees.

  • If you are unable to place a hold, your account may be restricted.  Your account is restricted if it is expired, if you have fines/fees exceeding $10, or long overdue materials on your account.  Staff would need to take a look at your account to determine the reason it might be restricted, so please call your nearest library branch, or contact us for assistance.

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