Patron Handbook - Loan Policy

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You may not lend CTBL materials to other people.

Audio Books

There is no longer a loan period for audio books. You receive 4 cartridges and once one is returned another is duplicated.

Large Print Books

The loan period begins from the date the book is checked out. The length of the loan period for large print for individual patrons is 2 months, for students 2 months and for organizational accounts 3 months. If you have not finished reading or listening to your books, you can renew by extending the loan period. Please call the library.

We remind patrons that the newest books are the most popular and always have a waiting list. If you could to listen to or read and return these books in a timely fashion, other patrons will not have to wait as long.

Loan Period for Braille

The loan period for Braille books is 2 months from the date the book is checked out.

Loan Period for Magazines

NLS magazines are circulated on cartridge and come directly from the producer in a plastic mailing container. The loan period for the magazine you receive will be announced on the cartridge. Not returning the cartridge when due can result in your magazine subscriptions being suspended. If you have trouble with your magazines, please call the library.

Magazines coming from CTBL, including CTBL News, will be duplicated on a book cartridge


There is no loan period.

Loan Period for Descriptive Video

The loan period for descriptive video is 1 month from the date the patron receives the video.

You will not be charged a fine for overdue materials; however, persistent failure to abide by the Loan Policy may result in suspension of service for up to 3 months. Overdue reminders are sent out after a title is 2 months overdue.

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