This page covers how to borrow items from your Library.
Below you’ll find information on who can check out items, loan periods (or how long you can check things out for), fines for overdue items, fees for lost or damaged items, and how to make a credit card payment.
For questions on how to renew items please visit the “Renewing Items” page.
Catalog improvements include:
“You Saved” receipts: Using your library saves you and your family money! See the value of annual use on your checkout/renewal receipts when you visit a branch location.
You may check out books and other materials if you have a current valid Pierce County Library card and have a balance due of less that $10 on your account.
If your account has unpaid fines and fees totaling more than $10, checkout privileges will be suspended until payment is made reducing the total to under $10.
More information more on borrowing privileges and library card eligibility.
4 weeks is the basic loan period for most library materials:
1 Week for entertainment video materials:
1 Day for special overnight loan
1 month special loan period:
The Pierce County Library System is not charging fines in 2021.
Get advance notice of upcoming due dates via e-mail. When e-mail is the chosen option for library notification, you will automatically receive a notice in advance of due dates for items on your record.
You will be charged to replace non-returned, lost or destroyed library items, or to repair damaged library items. Pierce County Library does not accept in-kind replacements for lost or damaged items.
The library is not responsible for repair of equipment used to play library materials.
You may pay any fine or fee on your Pierce County Library account online with any of the following credit cards:
Login to your account, click on the Fines & Fees tab, and follow the credit card payment instructions.
*PCLS is temporarily unable to process payments made using Mastercard credit cards that begin with the number 2. Please use another form of payment or see a library staff member for assistance. The library is working to resolve this issue.
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