Renewals and Loan Periods

A due date receipt is given at checkout. You can also check My Account to see when your items are due, renew your materials, or to place hold requests or check your requests.

For logging assistance go to Your Account for instructions.

Renewals

  • Visit - Renew your items at the Checkout Desk of the Santa Fe Springs City Library
  • Online - Renew your items online using My Account. Your PIN number is the last four digits of your phone number on file with us.
  • Phone - Call 562-868-7738 during the library's open hours. Please have your library card ready.

An item may not renew if:

  • The item is on hold for another borrower
  • The item is an entertainment DVD
  • The item has been renewed the maximum number of times

Loan Periods

Most books

  • Checkout period: 3 weeks
  • 2 renewals unless requested by another patron

Test books, Mission books, California Native Tribe books 

  • Checkout period: 7 days
  • 2 renewals unless requested by another patron

Magazines

  • Checkout period: 7days
  • 2 renewals unless requested by another patron

Audiobooks

  • Checkout period: 3 weeks
  • 2 renewals unless requested by another patron
  • Limit of 6 audiobooks per library card

Compact Discs

  • Checkout period: 3 weeks
  • 2 renewals unless requested by another patron
  • Limit of 6 compact discs per library card

Language CDs

  • Checkout period: 3 weeks
  • 2 renewals unless requested by another patron
  • Limit of 6 titles per library card

Educational DVDs

  • Checkout period: 3 weeks
  • 2 renewals unless requested by another patron
  • Limit of 6 educational DVDs per library card

Entertainment DVDs

  • Checkout period: 7 days
  • 2 renewals
  • No renewals on new DVDs
  • Limit of 6 entertainment DVDs per library card
  • $1 per item at checkout

Interlibrary Loan Items

  • Checkout period: 3 weeks
  • No renewals
  • A fee of $5 is due when the item is picked up by the borrower, plus any postage or special fees added by the lending institution.

Reference Items

Reference Items are not available for checkout. However, please ask a staff member to assist you in finding materials that are available for loan.

Returns

Items must be returned to the Santa Fe Springs City Library. Book drops are available in the parking lot in front of the main Library and in the parking lot of the Gus Velasco Neighborhood Center.

Audiovisual Returns

When borrowing and returning an audiovisual item:

  • Make sure all books and discs are included before checking out or returning an item.
  • The Santa Fe Springs City Library is not responsible for any damage caused to your equipment by our materials.
  • If an item is missing a piece, we will attempt to contact you. If the item has not been returned after 10 days, you will be charged for the missing piece (or, in some instances) the entire item. No fee adjustments or refunds will be offered after the 10-day period.