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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

Technology & Other Items

RCPL has a variety of office and audiovisual equipment available for public use. Items in our Library of Things collection may be checked out with your Library card.


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.

RCPL welcomes requests for items we don’t currently have in our collection.  See Suggest an Item for more information.

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

Open Makery

February 26 @ 3:00 pm Russell County Public Library

RCPL on the Go!: Dunnville Christian Church

February 26 @ 3:00 pm Dunnville Christian Church

Walking Club

February 26 @ 5:00 pm The ROCK at the Church at the Springs

Toddler Tales

February 27 @ 9:30 am Russell County Public Library

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