All materials are checked out for 3 weeks, except DVDs from the Pacific Grove Library, which check out for only 2 weeks.
All materials borrowed from Monterey Public Library, Monterey’s Bookmobile or Pacific Grove Public Library may be returned at any location.
Materials borrowed from Monterey Public Library, Monterey’s Bookmobile, or Pacific Grove Public Library may be renewed at any location, via the Automated Telephone Renewal System at (831) 646-5681, or online via the Library’s Catalog. All items, except those which are on hold, are renewable up to 3 times.
You may place a hold on items which are checked out, so they will be available to you once they are returned. You may also designate your preferred pick-up location for holds.
There is no fee to hold an item.
Fines for Overdue Materials
Fines are based on the policy of the library which owns the overdue item.
All overdue materials are $.50/day for adult materials, with a $10 maximum per item; youth and teen/young adult materials are $.25/day, with a $5.00 maximum per item.
Fines may be paid at Monterey Public Library, Monterey’s Bookmobile, Pacific Grove Public Library, or online via the Library’s Catalog.
Replacement charges for most materials are governed by library policy and for most items is the cost of the item. The replacement cost for adult magazines is $10; youth & teen magazines are $5. The replacement cost of adult paperbacks is $10; youth & teen paperbacks are $6.