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Checkout Limits

Des Moines Public Library Checkout Limits

Reservable: Yes

Loan Period: 3 weeks (21 days)

Checkout Limit: 50 total items

Checkout Fee: None

Renewable: Yes, 2 times if no one is waiting

Access: All cardholders

Reservable: Yes

Loan Period: 1 weeks (7 days)

Checkout Limit: 50 total items

Checkout Fee: $1

Renewable: Yes, 2 times if no one is waiting, $1 per renewal

Access: All cardholders

Reservable: Yes

Loan Period: 1 weeks (7 days)

Checkout Limit: 50 total items

Checkout Fee: None

Renewable: Yes, 2 times if no one is waiting

Access: All cardholders

Reservable: Yes

Loan Period: 3 weeks (21 days)

Checkout Limit: 50 total items

Checkout Fee: $1

Renewable: Yes, 2 times if no one is waiting, $1 per renewal

Access: All cardholders

Reservable: Yes

Loan Period: 8 weeks (60 days)

Checkout Limit: 50 total items

Checkout Fee: None

Renewable: No

Access: All cardholders

Reservable: Yes

Loan Period: 8 weeks (60 days)

Checkout Limit: 50 total items

Checkout Fee: None

Renewable: No

Access: All cardholders

Reservable: Yes

Loan Period: 3 weeks (21 days)

Checkout Limit: 50 total items

Checkout Fee: None

Renewable: Yes, 2 times if no one is waiting

Access: All cardholders

Reservable: Yes

Loan Period: 3 weeks (21 days)

Checkout Limit: 10 items

Checkout Fee: None

Renewable: Yes, 2 times if no one is waiting

Access: Residents of Des Moines, Windsor Heights, and Rural Polk County

Reservable: N/A, always available

Loan Period: Unlimited

Checkout Limit: Unlimited

Checkout Fee: None

Renewable: N/A, unlimited access

Access: Residents of Des Moines, Windsor Heights, and Rural Polk County

Reservable: N/A, always available

Loan Period: Unlimited

Checkout Limit: Unlimited

Checkout Fee: None

Renewable: N/A, unlimited access

Access: All cardholders

Reservable: N/A, always available

Loan Period: 3 days

Checkout Limit: 10 per calendar month

Checkout Fee: None

Renewable: No

Access: Residents of Des Moines, Windsor Heights, and Rural Polk County

Reservable: Yes

Loan Period: 14 days from arrival to library

Checkout Limit: 5 active requests at a time

Checkout Fee: $3 to initiate interlibrary loan

Renewable: Possibly, if lending library gives permission

Access: Residents of Des Moines, Windsor Heights, and Rural Polk County