Library Information

Borrowing Policies
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Library Cards
If you do not already have a card for a Marin library (All Marin County Public, San Rafael, Sausalito, San Anselmo, Larkspur, and Mill Valley cards are accepted at Belvedere-Tiburon Library) then you can apply online by clicking here.

Loan Periods
3 weeks: Books, paperbacks, Audiobooks
1 week: DVDs, Music CDs, and books from the "Bestsellers" (7-Day) book collection.
3 Days: "Hot Flicks" DVDs

Two 3-week renewals: Books (except 7-day bestsellers), Books on CD, Books on Cassette, Playaway Digital Books.
One 1-week renewal: DVDs (except 3-day Hot Flicks), Music CDs, Circulating Magazines, Blu-ray DVDs.
No renew: 7-day books, Hot Flicks DVDs, New Books on CD.

Checkout Limits
Books: 50 books total per card (other limits may apply)
Books on CD or tape: 10 total per card
CDs: 10 total per card
DVDs & VHS: 10 total per card

Fines and Fees

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Fines for late materials and other fees may also be paid at the Belvedere-Tiburon Library Circulation Desk.

Per item fines:
Adult materials: $.25/day and $7 maximum per title
Bestsellers Collection: $.50/day and $7 maximum per title
Children's materials: $.10/day and $2 maximum per title
Children's Videos: $1/day and $5 maximum per title
DVDs: $1/day and $10 maximum per title
Magazines: $.50/Day

Other charges:
Copy machine: $.10/page
Printing: $.10/page
Lost library cards: $1.00
Interlibrary loan, National: $2.00
Lost or damaged items: replacement cost + $6 processing fee

Returning Materials
Borrowed items may be brought into the Library during open hours or returned in either of the library's book returns (one in the parking lot at the back turn-around, the other in the front of the building). To prevent damage and a fine charge, please do not force items into the slots or leave books, etc. outside of the returns. Unless noted on the item, all Belvedere-Tiburon item may be returned at other MARINet libraries (e.g. Mill Valley, San Rafael, Novato, etc.).

It is okay to return DVDs in the outside book drops (Some cases still have stickers that say this is not permitted).

Questions? Please call us at (415) 789-2665 x222