Loans, Limits & Overdue Items

The chart below shows loan limits, fines and so on for various item types. 

Please note:

  • Items from other libraries  - even if checked out through Boise Public Library - may have different limits, check-out periods, grace periods and so on.  Be sure to check your account or receipt for actual due dates. 
  • Items that have been reserved by other customers cannot be renewed. 
  • Interlibrary loan fees and due dates are set by the lending library. 
  • See below for information about blocked accounts and paying overdue fees.

Type of Item
  # of items
per card
Weeks per checkout
# of renewals
 Fines rates
per day
Grace period 
in days
BOOKS     
 New & Popular Books no limit* 2 1 25¢ 2
 Browsing Books no limit* 2 none 25¢ 2
 Books with Media & AV Kits 10 4 5 25¢ 2
 All Other Books no limit* 4 5 25¢ 2
DVDS     
 Feature DVDs 10 1 5 $1.00 2
 Feature Blu-ray 10 1 5 $1.00 2
 TV Series DVDs 10 2 5 $1.00 2
 TV Series Blu-ray 10 2 5 $1.00 2
Non-Fiction DVDs 10 2 5 25¢ 2
Non-Fiction Blu-ray 10 2 5 25¢ 2
CDS     
 Books on CD & MP3 CD (audiobooks) 10 4 5 25¢ 2
 Holiday CDs 10 4 5 25¢ 2
 Music & other audio CDs 10 4 5 25¢ 2
OTHER ITEMS     
 Video Games 10 2 5 $1.00 2
 Kidpacks 2 2 none $1.00 2
 OverDrive eAudiobooks,
 eBooks, and eVideos
7 Varies yes none none

* Some items are for reference use only and may not be checked out. 

Blocked Accounts, Overdue Fee Payments

If your account is blocked or your items are overdue, please visit or call one of our locations during regular business hours for assistance. Customer accounts are blocked from renewing items if there are fines of $10.00 or more on the account, if the library card has been reported lost or stolen or is expired, or if there is information in the account that requires updating.

If you have an overdue fee to pay, bring in the item and your library card. You will be asked to pay the fee at that time. You may pay by cash, check, money order or debit or credit card. If the item has already been returned, you may pay by mailing a check, calling in your credit card, paying online or coming in to any of the libraries in the LYNX! Consortium.

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