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Borrowing Rules

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  • The loan period for most materials is 3 weeks (except Book Club titles, teacher loans and City Council Meeting DVDs).
  • The maximum loan period (including 1 renewal) is  6 weeks.
  • Teacher loans are for a 6 week period (no renewals) and limited to no more than 4 children’s books per subject.
  • Book Club titles are loaned for 6 weeks.
  • City Council Meeting DVDs can be borrowed for 1 week and cannot be renewed.  
  • At the end of the maximum loan period, the library material cannot be renewed by the same person until 24 hours have lapsed, so that others have the opportunity to borrow the material.


  • Library materials can only be renewed 1 time.
  • Items on hold for someone else cannot be renewed by the borrower.
  • Library materials can be renewed at the Service Desk with borrower’s library card.
  • Renewals can also be made by phone by calling (626) 403-7340 during regular business hours and giving the borrower’s library card number.
  • Renew online by logging into your account at
  • Online renewals require the borrower’s library card number and PIN. The PIN number is provided at the time of registration and consists of the library cardholder’s birthdate in the following format: MMDDYYYY. You can change your PIN in your account settings.

South Pasadena Public Library
1100 Oxley Street | South Pasadena | CA | 91030
626-403-7350 | |
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