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Borrowing Information

Borrowing Items

All users should present their own library card in order to borrow materials.  A maximum of 20 physical, barcoded items may be checked out on a user’s account at any one time.

Books (max of 20) – 3 weeks

14-Day Books (max of 5) – 2 weeks

DVDs (max of 3) – 1 week

Uncarded paperback books (max of 40) – No due date

E-books (max of 20) – Up to 3 weeks


Reserve items online through our public access catalog by logging into My Account, or call or visit the Library.  All reserves are placed in the order in which they are received.

Returning Items

RCPL does not charge fines for overdue items.  If an item is unreturned after 30 days beyond the due date, it is automatically marked as lost and the cost of replacement is assessed to the borrower.  If the item is returned, replacement fees will be waived.  Items that have been paid for become the property of the borrower and cannot be accepted at the Library for a refund.

Items can be renewed twice over the phone, online, or in person, unless the item is on reserve for another user. 14-day books cannot be renewed.

The Library’s book drop is open 24/7 to accept returns.

Upcoming events

Toddler Tales

June 25 @ 9:30 am Russell County Public Library

RCPL on the Go!: Grace Manor

June 25 @ 10:00 am Grace Manor

Baby Storytime

June 25 @ 10:30 am Russell County Public Library

Rainbow Watercolors

June 25 @ 3:30 pm Russell County Public Library

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