Library Checkout Rules: Changing to Serve You Better

We are making it easier for you to manage your library materials!  Two recent changes have been made, as follow:

  • Beginning May 1, 2018, items borrowed at AWPL - whether you found them on the shelf or requested them from another library in our system - will follow AWPL's lending rules.  This change will make due dates more uniform.  Keep your checkout receipt (it makes a great bookmark!) in order to verify due dates.  Note:  stickers on items from other libraries may not reflect the same loan period as on your receipt.  The receipt shows the correct due dates, as does your online library account.  Questions or feedback?  Please call the Circulation Desk at (845) 986-1047, ext. 2.
  • Beginning with checkouts on June 1, 2018 and after, most items borrowed from AWPL and most other RCLS libraries will be subject to automatic courtesy renewal.  This means that if your item is eligible to renew -- that is, there are no holds on it and/or you have not reached its renewal limit -- the item will renew automatically at the end of the day it is due.  If your email address is on file with AWPL, you will receive an email notifying you of the renewal.  Certain types of items may not renew, such as video games or Storytime Kits, and not all RCLS libraries allow courtesy renewal of their materials.  Still, courtesy renewal definitely will help our patrons avoid overdue fines.  NOTE:  courtesy renewal does not apply to checkouts of digital materials on alternate platforms like Overdrive and Hoopla.  It applies only to physical materials checked out at participating libraries.

If you have any questions about these changes, please call the Circulation Department at 986-1047, ext. 2.