Borrowing Guidelines

The Iredell County Public Library aims to provide and promote the greatest possible use of its collection of books, recordings and other items by the residents of Iredell County. Therefore, the library's policies are intended to provide convenient and quick access to the collection. However, as a steward of public resources, the library also must enforce reasonable policies for insuring that its resources are equally available to all library users and protected from loss, theft, or vandalism. The purpose of the library's policy is to balance these 2 goals.

Borrowing Limits
Patrons may have no more than up to 50 items charged to their account at 1 time. The library may limit the number of items that may be borrowed due to demand. A patron may also be restricted from borrowing all items in a particular subject area or by a particular author.

Returning Materials
Items should be returned to the library by their due date. The library has an outside book-drop that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Inter-Library Loan items should not be placed in the book-drop but returned inside the library to prevent damage.
  • Items returned to the book-drop by the opening hour of the library for that day are counted as being returned on the previous day.
Library Card
A valid Iredell County Public Library Card issued by must be presented each time items are borrowed from the library.
  1. Borrowing Guidelines
  2. Renewals & Reserves
  3. Non-Circulating Materials
  4. Lost & Damaged Items

Borrowing Guidelines by Material Type

Materials Loan Period
Late Fee
Maximum Late Fee
Per Item
Maximum Items Charged
to a Card
Books (Hardcover and Paperback)
21 days
$0.25 per day
$5 50
New Books
14 days
$0.25 per day
$5 N/A
Audio Recordings
(Books on CD, Playaways, etc.)
14 days
$0.25 per day
$5 5
eBooks/eAudio 14 days
No late fees
No late fees