Circulation Policies

We hope you understand the following policies are in place so that the books at the Auburndale Community Library can be enjoyed by everyone. 

Loan Periods

  • Books are loaned to patrons who show their library cards for 3 weeks, with two 2-week renewals if there are no outstanding fines above $5.00.
Returning Books
  • Each patron is responsible for the return of the books that he/she borrows. Books may be returned to the library when it is open or dropped in the book return slot.
  • Please be sure to return only the books that belong to the Auburndale Community Library to us. Our books will all be labeled by a pink star on the spine. Since we are no longer affiliated with the Newton Free Library and are not part of the Minuteman Network, we cannot accept books that belong to those libraries.
  • Books that are kept beyond the due date will incur fines. Fines for overdue material will be attached to the patron’s records and may affect borrowing privileges.
  • Fines are $0.10/day and allowed to accrue up to $5.   

Lost/Damaged Book Replacement

  • Loaned materials that are lost, stolen or damaged are the responsibilty of the borrowers and must be paid for by them. The amount would be determined by the library. The borrower can also replace the book with a new copy of the same title. Once a book has been paid for and/or given, there will be no returns or refunds given.

Online Account Access

  • Unfortunately, at this time, the Auburndale Community Library does not offer online access to your individual library accounts. However, you can always check your account with the circulation desk in person or by phone during opening hours. Our online catalog is always accessible so that you can check the availability of  books at your convenience.