San Rafael Public Library

Checkout Limits and Fees

Books
50 items

Books on CDs
10 items

DVDs
15 items

Music CDs
10 items

The above item checkout limits apply in all MARINet libraries and are subject to individual libraries’ own limits. See below for additional limits for San Rafael Public Library materials, as well as loan periods, overdue fees, and renewal limits.

Adult materials checkout periods and fees

Books
3 week loan, overdue fine $.25/day, maximum late fee $10, may be renewed twice

Most Wanted Books
14 day loan, overdue fine $.25/day, maximum late fee $10, no renewals

DVDs & Blu-Ray
1 week loan, limit of 5, overdue fine $.50/day, maximum late fee $15, may be renewed once

Most Wanted DVDs & Blu-Ray
1 week loan, limit of 5,  overdue fine $.50/day, maximum late fee $15, no renewals

Books on CD
3 week or 6 week loan, limit of 5, overdue fine $.25/day, maximum late fee $10, may be renewed once

Music CDs
1 week loan, limit of 10, overdue fine $.25/day, maximum late fee $10, may be renewed twice

Magazines
1 week loan, overdue fine $.25/day, maximum late fee $2, may be renewed twice

Children’s materials checkout periods and fees

Books
3 week loan, no fines, may be renewed twice

DVDs & Blu-Ray
1 week loan, no fines, no renewals

Books on CD
3 week loan, no fines, may be renewed once

Story/Music CDs
3 week loan, no fines, may be renewed twice

Magazines
3 week loan, no fines, may be renewed twice

Other information and fees

Lost/Damaged Beyond Use Books and Magazines
Cost of the book plus an $8 non-refundable processing fee.  (No refunds after 3 months.) Cover price of the magazine, no processing fee.

Link Plus Overdue Items
$1 per item per day

Link Plus Lost/Damaged Beyond Use Items
$115 per item

Missing Maps
$4 fee

Media Materials
Any parts lost or damaged, including librettos, liner notes, and booklets – cost of replacing the entire item, if necessary, plus $8 processing fee.

Replaceable lost/damaged audio book CDs – $10 per disc, plus $8 processing fee

Missing/damaged A/V cases, bags, or printed inserts – $3 fee per missing or damaged part

Adventure Kits – cost of replacing damaged or missing part, plus $8 processing fee

Lost Library Card
$1 for replacement card for adults, free for youth under 18

Printing & Copying (black and white)
$.20/page

Printing and Copying (color)
$1.00/page

Interlibrary Loans
Free within MARINet and Link Plus, $5 elsewhere

  • Downtown Library

    Hours
    Sun: 1-5
    Mon: 1-8
    Tues, Weds, Thurs: 10-8
    Fri & Sat: 10-5

    Contact
    (415) 485-3323

    Address
    1100 E Street (at 5th Avenue)
    San Rafael, CA 94901

  • Pickleweed Library

    Hours
    Sun & Mon: Closed
    Tues & Weds: 1-8
    Thurs: 11-8
    Fri & Sat: 11-5

    Contact
    (415) 485-3483

    Address
    50 Canal Street
    San Rafael, CA 94901

  • Northgate Pop-Up Library

    Hours
    Mon, Weds, Thurs: 1-8
    Fri, Sat, Sun: 1-5
    Tues: closed

    Contact
    (415) 524-2694

    Address
    5800 Northgate Drive
    San Rafael, CA 94903

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