Item Loan Policies

Checkout Periods
Item Type Loan Period
Books, magazines, pamphlets, CDs, audio books, playaways 14 days
Juvenile materials 14 days
DVDs (Adult and Juvenile) 7 days
DVDs (Multi-disc DVD sets) 14 days
Museum Passes 3 days
Board Games / Puzzles / Lawn Games 14 days
Fishing Poles / Tools 3 days
Wifi Hotspots 14 days
Commonwealth Catalog 28 days
Interlibrary Loan varies
Renewing Materials

Most items can be renewed three times if no one is waiting for them. The renewal period is the same length as the original loan period (see chart above). Material may be renewed in person, by phone or online using the My Account featureNote: Interlibrary Loans and Commonwealth Catalog items may not be renewed.

Overdue Fines

The Oak Bluffs Library is fine free, which means there is no late fee associated with returning an item after its due date. If an item is not returned within 30 days of its final due date, the library will issue a bill for the replacement cost of that particular item.