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City of Lake Oswego Library

How Long Can I Keep My Items?

Library card holders can check out up to 50 items & place up to 15 holds at a time. Most items may be renewed for up to 5 additional checkout periods if they have not been placed on hold by other users.  

Loan Periods for Library Materials:

28 Days (4 weeks)

Most Items
(See 7 and 14 day exceptions)

7 Days (One Week)

DVDs and VHS tapes


14 Days (Two Weeks)

New Fiction (no renewals)
Holiday Materials (during season)
Music CD's
Maps and Pamphlet

Less Common Items:
Projection screens, overhead projectors, and our combination TV/VCR check out for 3 days. Cultural Passes are only 1 day. We have Kill A Watt Energy Meters, which check out for 7 days, and Markit Engravers which check out for 2 weeks.

Please contact the Circulation Department at 503.636.7628 with any questions about loan periods.