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A current library card is needed in order to check out materials. If the library card is not in your possession, materials may be checked out with photo identification.

All circulating materials may be borrowed by cardholders for three (3) weeks (21 days), except for DVDs and magazines which check out for seven (7) days.

The following  non-print items may be checked out as follows:

DVDs 10 per card
Books on CD  10 per card
Total items checked out may not exceed 100 per card

A receipt received at checkout serves as the official notice of the due date for an item or items. Customers with outstanding fees over $10.00 will not be allowed to check out additional materials.

Information for applying for a Chattanooga Public Library Card can be found on our Get a Library Card page.

Customers may place up to 30 hold requests on circulating items. 10 of these holds may be DVDs and 10 may be CDs.

Holds can be requested online within a catalog search or over the phone.

Items are held for seven (7) days. If the item is not picked up within the time allotted, the hold is canceled and the item is returned to circulation or fills the next hold in the queue. In order to check out the hold item, the customer must present the library card on which the hold request was made. No pickups will be allowed without the originating card. If a customer presents the card that originated the hold, check-out will be allowed even if the cardholder is not present at the time of pick-up.

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