Sunday 12/24 and Monday 12/25 all library locations will be closed for Christmas.

Borrowing & Renewing

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Borrowing and Renewing Materials

Most Carver County Library materials (including books, magazines, CDs, Brain Fitness and Child Care Kits) can be checked out three weeks. They can be renewed up to four times if if the items has no holds. Some exceptions are below:

  • DVDs and VHS tapes can be checked out one week. They can be renewed up to four times if the items has no holds.
  • Lucky Day books can be checked out for two weeks. They can’t be renewed.
  • Book Club Kits can be checked out for six weeks. They can’t be renewed.
  • If you receive an item from another library system (Interlibrary Loan) the checkout time is typically 3 weeks for books and CDs, one week for DVDs and VHS tapes. They can’t be renewed.

How to Renew

You can renew materials at the library, by phone at 952-279-5244 or online. You will need your library card number and the barcodes of the items you want to renew.

Returning Materials

All Carver County Libraries and our Carver, Cologne and Mayer Express locations have 24-hour book drops. Victoria Express has a book drop open during Victoria Recreation Center open hours.

You can return most items to any library in the seven-county metro area.   These will have the date noted, and when they return to the Carver County Library system we check them in as that date- please note these will appear on your account until we receive them.  Items borrowed from other library systems using Interlibrary Loan must be returned to a Carver County Library.

Overdue Fees

Materials kept past the due date accrue fines. Juvenile materials are $. 10 per item per day, the maximum fine for each overdue item is $2.00.  Adult materials are $.30 per item per day, the maximum fine for each overdue item is $6.00.

If you have over $10 of fines and fees on your card, your account will be blocked from placing holds, checking out and renewing items until the total is less than $10. You can pay your library fines and fees online in your account with a credit card.

Bills: Overdue, Lost or Damaged Material

Bills are sent for the replacement cost of items that are long overdue or damaged. Borrowers are responsible for replacement cost (retail cost plus processing fee) for billed, lost or damaged materials. The replacement fee is non-refundable. Carver County Library does not accept customer-purchased replacements.

Carver County Library uses Unique Management Services, a materials recovery agency, to encourage patrons to return billed items to the library. Patron accounts will be forwarded to Unique Management Services if customers do not return materials after receiving our notification if their account has more than $50 in library fines and fees.  Accounts forwarded to Unique Management Services will be assessed a $10 service fee.