Circulation Information

Library Cards:

Library Cards are available to Residents of Virginia, as well as those who own real property, attend school or are employed in Montgomery or Floyd County. Full details can be found in our Registration of Patrons and Library cards Policy. Visit our Online Library Card Registration form to sign up.


As of July 1, 2022 all MFRL is now Fine Free. What does Fine Free mean?

Checkout Periods:

Checkout TypeCheckout Period
New Adult Fiction Books 2 weeks
Books and Books on CD & MP3 3 weeks
New DVDs 1 week
DVDs and Music CDs 2 weeks
WiFi Hotspots 2 weeks
eReader devices (iPad/Kindle) 2 weeks
Video Games 2 weeks
Kits and Ukeleles 3 weeks
Telescope 1 week

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


MFRL patrons can place up to 50 holds at a time. If the item is available at another branch, we will transport that item to your desired branch for pickup.

Downloadable Audiobooks and eBooks:

Our Digital Libraries offer the convenience of your library at home. Downloadable item checkout periods vary by source and item, but generally range from 3 days to 3 weeks. When your checkout period is finished, your item is automatically returned and there are never any overdue fines.

OverDrive and Hoopla items appear in search results on our Online Catalog. You can search for these items exclusively using catalog search criteria, or by using the search box above.

Items from OverDrive are circulated like actual books; each copy can only be checked out by one person at a time. Hoopla and Freading both allow simultaneous checkouts of their items, so they will never have hold lists.

LibraryCheckout LimitsModelOnline Cat Integration
OverDrive6 at a timeHold list if item already checked outYes
Hoopla5 per monthItems always availableYes
Freading12 per weekItems always availableNo

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.