CHECKOUTS & RETURNS

CHECKOUTS

A Wyoming library card must be presented to borrow library materials. A total of 30 items may be checked out per card. Some item types have specific checkout limits – see the chart below for details.

Item TypeCheckout PeriodItem Limit
Books – new (Adult Fiction & Nonfiction)3 weeks30
Books – all others3 weeks30
Magazines3 weeks30
Fiction DVDs & Blu-rays (Movies)1 week6
Nonfiction DVDs & Blu-rays3 weeks6
Video games2 weeks2
Music CDs3 weeks30
Audiobooks (CD or Playaway)3 weeks30
eBooks*1 or 2 weeks10

* Note: eBooks do not count toward your 30 item limit. You may check out 10 eBooks each from the Virtual Library or the 3M Cloud Library

HOLDS

Library items that are already checked out or not yet available may be placed on hold. You will be added to the waiting list and notified by phone, email or text message when the item is ready to pick up.

  • Holds can be placed in person, by phone, or through the Library Catalog
  • Items will be available to pick up for three days at the location of your choice
  • To sign up for text or email alerts, visit My Account or ask a librarian

RETURNS

Library items may be returned to any library branch (Casper, Mills, Edgerton, Bookmobile). At the main library, drop boxes are located at the main checkout desk, as well as an outside book-drop on the east side of the library. Items returned in the book drop after the library closes will be credited as having been returned that business day.

RENEWALS

Each library item may be renewed twice, unless another user has placed a hold on the item. Renewals can be done in person at any library branch or online (you will need your library card number and PIN). You may also renew materials 24-hours a day using our automated phone system at 307.577.7323 x4. You will be asked to provide your name, phone number and library card number (located on the back of your card), and specify which items are to be renewed. NOTE: Updates will be reflected on your library account within 1 business day.

FINES, FEES, & CHARGES

Items returned late will incur overdue fees of 10 cents per item, per day, up to a maximum of $3 per item. You will be notified of overdue items by mail, e-mail, or text message, depending on what contact information you have provided us. To change how you are notified of overdue materials, please see a library staff member, visit Log In (you will need your library card number and PIN), or call (307) 577-7323.

COLLECTIONS

When an item is 42 days overdue, a $10 late fee will be assessed and the account will be turned over to a collection agency.

LOST & DAMAGED ITEMS

You are responsible for all items checked out on your library card. Lost and damaged items will be billed at replacement cost plus a $5 processing fee. The parent or guardian signing a minor’s library card application form is responsible for all items checked out on the minor’s card, including any fees for lost or damaged items.