Circulation Information

Checkout PeriodOverdue Fines
New Adult Fiction Books 2 weeks $0.15/day
Books, and Books on CD & MP3 3 weeks $0.15/day
New DVDs 1 week $1.00/day
DVDs 2 weeks $1.00/day
Music CDs 2 weeks $0.15/day
eReader devices (iPad/Kindle) 2 weeks $1.00/day
Video Games 1 week $1.00/day
Kits 3 weeks $1.00/day

Books, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks from the Juvenile and Teen Collections checked out after June 1, 2018, will not accrue overdue fines.

All items can be renewed twice, unless a hold has been placed on the item.


MFRL patrons can place up to 20 holds at a time. If the item is available at another branch, we will transport that item to your desired branch for pickup.

Downloadable Items:

Our Digital Libraries offer the convenience of you library from home. Checkout Periods vary by service and item, but generally range from 3 days (Hoopla Movies/TV) to 3 weeks. OverDrive and RBDigital both allow some choice over how long your items check out for. Once your checkout period is finished your items automatically return themselves so you never have to worry about fines. Some items can be returned early.

Items from OverDrive and RBDigital are treated like actual books, each copy can only be checked out by one person at a time. Hoopla and Freading allow for simultaneous checkouts therefore limit how many you can check out per month/week. The former two allow for holds (since an item might not be available) while the latter two offer wishlists (if you’ve reached your limit of checkouts and want an item when you have more again).

LibraryCheckout ModelHolds?
OverDrive4 at a timeYes, auto checkout when available
RBDigital10 at a timeYes, auto checkout when available
Hoopla5 per monthNo need, wishlist if over checkout limit
Freading12 per weekNo need, wishlist if over checkout limit

Interlibrary Loans:

If you are looking for material that MFRL does not own, we can request items from other systems on your behalf. Each system's ILL policies are unique. Most systems will not ILL new items, CDs or DVDs. Patrons requesting ILLs must be in good standing; see our Interlibrary Loan Policy. There is a $5.00 fee per item and payment is expected when the ILL request is fulfilled. Please visit or call your library branch to request an item through ILL.