Checkout/Return Policies

Loan Periods

DVDs* 4 3 days
Children's Entertainment DVDs* 4 7 days
Instructional DVDs* 4 3 weeks
Video Games* 2 7 days
Express Reads No limit 7 days
New Books No limit 3 weeks
Audio Books No limit 3 weeks
Compact Discs 8 3 weeks
Downloadable Audiobooks** Varies Varies
Downloadable eBooks** Varies Varies
Hoopla Movies and TV Shows* 8*** 2-3 days
Hoopla Music 8*** 7 days
Hoopla eAudiobooks 8*** 3 weeks
All other materials No limit 3 weeks


Express Reads items cannot be renewed or placed on hold. All other Cecil County Public Library items, except for downloadables, can be renewed up to 10 times, unless the item is on hold for another patron.  InterLibrary loans can be renewed only once. 

*Must be at least 18 years old.
**These items are checked out through the Maryland Digital eLibrary and OneClick Digital.  More information can be found by clicking on the links.
***Patrons can check out a combined total of 8 Hoopla materials each month.


Overdue Fines and Charges

Express Reads $1 / Day $5.00
Children's Items 10¢ / Day $2.00
Adult Items 20¢ / Day $5.00
Compact Disc 20¢ / Day $5.00
DVDs and Video Games
$1 / Day $5.00
Damaged or Lost Items Cost+$5.00 each Cost+$5.00 each
20¢ / Copy
Out of State Resident Fee
$35.00 / Year
Lost Card Replacement Fee


Book drops are provided for your convenience. To guarantee same day check-in, materials must be returned inside when the library is open. Fines are charged for each calendar day past due whether or not the library is open.