Checkout Limits & Loan Periods

Checkout Limits & Loan Periods

You may have 50 items out on your card.
  • Books (limit of 50 items) for 3 weeks
  • CD's (limit of 8 per card) for 3 weeks
  • Records (limit of 8) for 3 weeks
  • Art Prints (limit of 2 for 2 month-loan)
  • Videos and DVDs (limit of 10 of each), one-week loan
  • Audiobooks (limit of 5) for 3 weeks
  • WiFi hotspots for two weeks.
  • Telescope for one week.
  • Bicycles for one week.
  • Tools for one week.
The loan limit for materials from other libraries is determined by the lending library.

Renewing Books

You may now renew books either by telephone, 978-829-1780, or from home via the online catalog. Have your library card number handy.  Items (except for art prints, tools, telescope, bicycles and WiFi hotspots) may be renewed one time.


There are no fines for overdue books, cds, dvds, magazines and audiobooks borrowed from the Fitchburg Public Library. Overdue art prints are fined at $1 per day. Museum passes not returned when due are fined up to $5 per day. Bicycles, WiFi hotspots, Tools and the telescope are $5 per day.  If you borrow items from other libraries, there may still be fines.