Using Your Card

Boise Public Library is Officially Fine Free! 

We no longer charge late fines for Boise Public Library materials that are overdue. 

Will my previous fines be forgiven?
Any current overdue fines will remain on your account and need to be paid.

Does the fine free policy apply to other charges?
No, fees still apply to lost or damaged items and will be billed accordingly. Additionally, fines from other libraries in the Lynx Consortium still apply.  

Without fines, how does the Library get materials returned?
The Library issues reminders when due dates are approaching and when an item is overdue. Once an item is past the due date, no other items may be checked out until it is returned or paid for if lost or damaged. 

Check-outs, Due Dates & Overdue Items

Even if checked out through Boise Public Library, items from other libraries may have different limits, check-out periods, grace periods and so on. Be sure to check your account or receipt for actual due dates. Keep in mind:

  • Items that have been reserved by other customers cannot be renewed. 
  • Interlibrary loan fees and due dates are set by the lending library. 

Type of Item
per Card
Weeks per Checkout Renewals
per Card
 New & Popular Books No Limit 4 5
 Browsing Books No Limit 4 None
 Books with Media & AV Kits 10 4 5
 All Other Books No Limit 4 5
 Feature DVDs 10 2 5
 Feature Blu-ray 10 2 5
 TV Series DVDs 10 2 5
 TV Series Blu-ray 10 2 5
 Non-Fiction DVDs 10 2 5
 Non-Fiction Blu-ray 10 2 5
 Browsing DVDs 10 2 None
 Browsing Blu-ray 10 2 None
 Books on CD & MP3 CD (audiobooks) 10 4 5
 Holiday CDs 10 4 5
 Music & other audio CDs 10 4 5
 Video Games 5 4 5
 Kidpacks 2 2 None
 BPL Mobile Hotspot 1 2 None
 Robots (various) 2 2 None
 OverDrive eAudiobooks,
 eBooks, and eVideos
10 Varies Varies*

* Not eligible for auto-renewal

Contact Us

Phone: (208) 972-8200
Renewal by Phone: (208) 972-8980
TTY: 1-800-377-3529

Library Director:  Jessica Dorr

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