Borrowing Guidelines

Borrowing Limits

You may have up to 100 items checked out on your account at one time

Late Fees

We do not charge fines for items returned past their due date. Fines are only assessed on items that have been marked as lost or damaged.

Library Card

You will need your valid ICPL card/number, NC Cardinal library card, valid photo ID, or a student/teacher ID number in order to borrow items.

Lost Items

An item is declared lost if:

  • You have reported the item as lost.
  • The item has been overdue for more than 90 days.

Damaged Materials

If an item is damaged but still usable, there is no charge to the patron. If an item is damaged to the point that it can no longer be circulated, you may be responsible for replacement costs.

Late Notices

Notices of late items are provided to you as a courtesy. You are responsible for all late fees and lost items charged to your card whether or not a notice was sent to or received by you. The below late fees are in effect as provided by Iredell County Code Section 6.5-1. 

  1. Borrowing Guidelines
  2. Renewals & Reserves
  3. Non-Circulating Materials
  4. Lost & Damaged Items
  5. Late notices

Borrowing Guidelines by Material Type

Materials Loan Period
Maximum Items Charged
to a Card
Books (Hardcover and Paperback)
28 days
New Books
14 days
Audio Books
28 days
eBooks/eAudio 21 days
American Girl Dolls/Action Figures 14 Days 1
WiFi Hotspots 14 Days 1
Chromebook Laptops 14 Days 1
Playaway Launchpads 14 Days 1