Up to 75 items TOTAL may be checked out at one time on a library card. (Just remember that you are responsible for them all!) Your library card must be presented at each checkout. Item limits, loan periods, renewals, and fines are as follows.
|Item Type||Max at Once||Loan Period||Renewals||Fine Per Day/|
|New Book||75||21 days||1||$.10 / $5.00|
|Book||75||21 days||2||$.10 / $5.00|
|Magazine||10||21 days||2||$.10 / $5.00|
|New DVD||5||7 days||1||$.50 / $10.00|
|DVD||10||7 days||2||$.50 / $10.00|
|Series DVD||10||14 days||2||$.50 / $10.00|
|Music CD||10||21 days||1||$.10 / $5.00|
|Audiobook||10||21 days||2||$.10 / $5.00|
|New Audiobook||10||21 days||1||$.10 / $5.00|
|Playaway||10||21 days||1||$.10 / $5.00|
|Video Game||5||7 days||1||$1.00 / $10.00|
(available to Clifton Adult residents only)
|1||3 days||0||$10.00 / $50.00|
|Transparent Language Software|
(available to Clifton Library residents only)
|1||21 days||1||$1.00 / $50.00|
If an item is checked out or owned by another library, you may place a hold either in person while visiting the library, online through our catalog, or over the phone (have your library card ready). You will be unable to check out items if your card is expired; if you have 10 or more items overdue; or if you owe $5.00 or more in fines. New items owned by a library other than your hometown will not be lent out.
Museum Passes, Toys, and Electronic Equipment must be returned inside the Clifton Library to the circulation desk at the location you borrowed it from. All other materials may be returned in our outdoor book boxes. (Fines will still accrue any day past the due date, including days the Library is closed.) Materials from PALS Plus libraries may be returned at any PALS Plus library location.
The Library is adding various pieces of equipment to its circulating collection, such as hotspots and iPads. Hotspots and iPads are currently available for checkout only at the Main Library as we have a limited amount. Please click here to open the Policy for Checkout of Electronic Equipment.
The Library provides free delivery of books and audiobooks to those residents of Clifton who are homebound, reside in a nursing home or assisted living environment. If you feel you qualify for this service, please complete our online form or print and fill out the application and mail it back to the Library. Someone will then be in touch with you to confirm details and set up deliveries.