Borrowing Guidelines

Loan Periods

  • DVDs are checked out for 1 week (7 days)
  • All other materials are checked out for 3 weeks (21 days)
  • Patrons may check out up to 5 Plainville DVDs per visit
  • There is no limit on how many books, magazines, CDs, or audiobooks patrons may check out
  • Each patron receives a receipt upon check-out listing the due dates for each item. To verify due dates call the library at 860-793-1446 or visit My Account

Renewal of Items

  • Items may be renewed up to 2 times. Browse books and items with holds may not be renewed
  • Items can be renewed online by logging into My Account

Overdue Fines

  • DVDs are $1.00 per DVD/per day
  • Children's Books are 5 cents per book/per day
  • Everything else is 10 cents per item/per day
  • The maximum fine per item is $5.00
  • The fine limit per batch of Plainville items returned at the same time is $10.00
  • If the $10.00 fine threshold is reached library services are suspended. Fines may be paid online using a credit card by visiting My Account or with cash or check at any Circulation desk

Overdue Notification

  • The Plainville Public Library does not mail overdue notices
  • Email notifications are sent to patrons with valid email addresses 
    • To add your email address to your library account visit a Circulation desk or My Account