Loan periods, overdue fees and renewal policies

Most items check out for 3 weeks with 2 renewals allowed. We do not charge overdue fees on any items owned by us, though we do charge fees if an item is damaged or lost. See below for details and exceptions.

Checking Out Materials

You may check out materials at the service desk or at the two checkout kiosks machines (located near the East Avenue entrance to the library). Please bring your library card. For information on how to obtain a card, see our online instructions.

Loan Periods

Material–adult and youth Loan period
All books, CDs, DVDs, magazines, and playaways 3 weeks
Art Prints 2 months
Interlibrary loans varies depending on the policies of the owning library

These loan periods are for regular library cards.
Teacher, Visitor, House Calls or Deposit library cards – ask staff if you have any questions.

All SELCO library items will follow the owning library’s loan period & overdue fine rate.  For example, a SELCO library outside of Goodhue County may have a $1.00 per day overdue fine with a 2 day loan period on videos and DVDs. Be sure to look at your checkout receipt!

Renewing Materials

All renewable items (which is everything the library owns except for the high demand bestsellers that comprise our browsing collection) can be renewed twice if no one else has reserved the item. Items which have been reserved by someone else cannot be renewed. Renew by bringing the item or your library card to the service desk, or by calling the service desk (651-385-3673 v/tdd), or via the Internet by accessing the Red Wing Public Library/SELCO online catalog and then the information on your personal record.

Returning Materials

Return library materials at the service desk during open hours, or at the East Avenue 24 hour book-drop. You may also return Red Wing materials at any library in
the SELCO region.