Loan Periods, Limits & Renewals


Loan periods

Checkout Type Loan Duration Per Day Overdue Fine
Most Books, Including Lucky Day Collection 21 Days N/A
OverDrive Books 7, 14, or 21 Days N/A
Music CDs 21 Days N/A
Movies, Magazines 7 Days N/A
Chromebooks In-library: 12 hrs N/A
T-Mobile Hotspots 7 Days $5
LCD Projector 3 Days $5
Roku 7 Days $5
Outdoor Games 3 Days $2

Overdue fines

Since July 2021 Jackson County Public Library has gone fine free for most items. This means overdue fines are not charged for books, DVDs, music CDs, and other items owned by JCPL. Other libraries in the Evergreen Indiana consortium may still charge you for overdue items per their own policy. Due to their cost and demand JCPL items cataloged as Equipment DO still accrue overdue fines at the rates listed above. In all cases items that are not returned WILL still be billed as lost including a lost item replacement fee. If the item is returned undamaged within six months the lost billing and the lost item fee are waived. After six months the item is removed from the library collection and belongs to the patron and the bill must be paid to continue checking out library materials.

Renewing items

Most items listed above may be renewed two times, with the exceptions of bestsellers and Lucky Day collection items, unless another customer has a hold on the item.
** Dvds can only be renewed 1x. Most reference materials (microforms, current and archived issues of magazines [Seymour Branch only], and most Local History collection materials) do not circulate. Equipment and DVDs may only be renewed once, but everything else can be renewed twice. No item may be renewed if the item has a hold for another patron on it. Finally, if you would like an Interlibrary Loan item longer you must speak with the Information Services staff in charge of these loans.

Customers under 18 may check out equipment only with a parent signature.

Loan Limits

Households may not exceed the following number of items:
Lucky Day Collection 2
DVDs 10
Equipment 2
T-Mobile Hotspot 1
Playaways 4
Chromebooks 2
OverDrive e-books & e-audiobooks 10
OverDrive Magazines No Limit

Limits may be set on the number of items borrowed for materials in high demand (e.g. Holiday materials). Exceptions may be made due to unusual circumstances. OverDrive Magazines do not contribute to the OverDrive book limit.