Loan Lengths for Materials

APL offers a wide variety of materials for check-out by its customers, including books, CDs, magazines, entertainment videos, educational videos, literacy videos, DVDs, audiobooks on tape and CD, and CD-ROMs. The loan periods for these materials vary, as outlined below.

Material Type Loan Period
Audiobooks 28 Days
Books 28 Days
CDs 28 Days
CD-ROMs 14 Days
Educational Videos/DVDs 14 Days
Holiday Books 14 Days
Leap Pads and Inserts 28 Days
Literacy Videos/DVDs 28 Days
Magazines 14 Days
Popular Books 14 Days
Entertainment Videos/DVDs 3 Days

Most items can be renewed one time if they are not on hold for another customer. Information on renewing materials can be found here.

Limitations are placed on the number of items of a particular type that may be checked out, so that all customers have a chance to find the materials they need. These limitations are:

No more than...

  • 3 books on a specific subject
  • 5 books on tape/CD
  • 5 CDs
  • 2 CD-ROMs
  • 5 videos/DVDs

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