Borrowing Limits

We allow up to a maximum of 45 items to be borrowed on your library card. Four (4) of those items may be audiobooks and five (5) items may be DVDs.

New card holders may check out a maximum of five (5) items, two (2) of those items may be audiobooks or DVDs, on their first check-out. The number of items borrowed will be increased after the items from your first check-out are returned.

Checkout Periods

Most items in our collection can be borrowed for two (2) weeks with the option to renew twice, with some exceptions. All items are ineligible for renewal if another patron has placed the item on Hold.

Books & Audiobooks

These items have a two (2) week borrowing time.


DVDs may only be borrowed for one (1) week with no option to renew.


Magazines have a two (2) week borrowing time. The most current issue of a magazine title cannot be borrowed.


Borrowing time for our Hotspots are in increments of 2/4/7/14 days with no option to renew.

Renewing Items

You can renew items online, by phone or in person. Most items can be renewed twice. Exceptions include items that have been reserved by another patron, DVDs and Hotspots. Please note that overdue items may not be renewable online. Please call us for assistance in renewing overdue materials.

Returning Items

Both of our library locations have drive-up book and media drops located on the side of the Jonesborough Library and in front of the Gray Branch Library. You can return items using these drops 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Please note that the Book Drop is for print materials and the AV Drop is for DVDs and audiobooks. This helps to protect our materials from damage. You may incur a fine if your materials are in the incorrect drop.

If you are returning items inside, please place them in the return slot at the Jonesborough Library and place your items on the designated counter space at the Circulation Desk at the Gray Branch Library.

Fines and Fees for Library Materials

Overdue Fines

The fine for all overdue books, audiobooks and magazines are $0.15 a day per item. Overdue DVDs are $1.00 per day. The max fine for each item is $5.00.

Hotspots are currently under a grant which waives the daily charge for check-out until May, 2021. After the grant expires, Hotspots can be rented by prepaying $2.00 per day for the number of days you wish to borrow. The overdue fine for Hotspots are $2.00 per day with a max fine of $50.00.

Lost or Damaged Materials

Items that are lost or damaged will incur a fine that equals the cost of the item plus a processing fee. The standard processing fee is $10.00. However, if the cost of the item is less than $10.00, the processing fee will be reduced to $5.00.