Borrow Items

Everything You Need to Know About Borrowing Items From SFPL
How to manage your account, request items, renew items you have borrowed, and check for fines.
Fines and Fees
Schedule of fees for overdue materials and lost library cards
Get a Library Card
Information on how to obtain a library card
Item Limits
Library cardholders may check out a maximum of 50 items at one time. All items circulate for three weeks and can be renewed up to three times unless there are other hold requests
Interlibrary Loan and Link +
Borrowing materials not available in the SFPL library catalog
Telephone, email or text alerts are sent when requested books, eBooks, videos, DVDs, CDs and audiocassettes have arrived, may be renewed, and when materials are overdue
Renew Items
How to renew items before they are overdue, in person, by phone or online
Returning Items
You may return SFPL, Interlibrary Loan and Link+ materials to ANY of the branches or the Main Library regardless of where they were checked out. If the Library is closed there is an afterhours book drop available to return library materials. Please do not put Interlibrary Loan and Link+ books in any book drop. You must return them to an SFPL service counter
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