San Rafael Public Library

Checkout Limits

Books
50 items

Books on CDs
10 items

DVDs
15 items

Music CDs
10 items

Adult materials checkout periods

Books
3 week loan, may be renewed twice

Most Wanted Books
14 day loan,  no renewals

DVDs & Blu-Ray
1 week loan, limit of 15, may be renewed once

Most Wanted DVDs & Blu-Ray
1 week loan, limit of 5, no renewals

Books on CD
3 week or 6 week loan, limit of 10, may be renewed once

Music CDs
1 week loan, limit of 10, may be renewed twice

Magazines
1 week loan, may be renewed twice

Children’s materials checkout periods

Books
3 week loan, may be renewed twice

DVDs & Blu-Ray
1 week loan, no renewals

Books on CD
3 week loan, may be renewed once

Story/Music CDs
3 week loan, may be renewed twice

Magazines
3 week loan, may be renewed twice

Other information and fees

Unreturned/Lost/Damaged Beyond Use Books and Magazines
Cost of the item 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 – CDs and DVDs
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
Free replacement

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

Printing and Copying (color)
$1.00/sheet

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

  • Downtown Library

    Hours
    Sun: closed
    Mon, Tues, Weds: 10-4
    Thurs: 12-6
    Fri & Sat: 10-4

    Contact
    (415) 485-3323

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

  • Pickleweed Library

    Hours
    Sat, Sun & Mon: Closed
    Tues: 10-4
    Weds & Thurs: 12-6
    Fri: 10-4

    Contact
    (415) 485-3483

    Address
    50 Canal Street
    San Rafael, CA 94901

  • Northgate Library

    Hours
    Sun, Mon, Tues, Weds: Closed
    Thurs, Fri, Sat: 12-4

    Contact
    (415) 524-2694

    Address
    5800 Northgate Drive
    San Rafael, CA 94903



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