Contact our Administrative Office for additional information and/or the complete text of all library policies. 

Library Policies & Borrowing Guidelines

Loan Periods 
All library materials check out for 3 weeks. 
  • Books: 3 weeks
  • Magazines: 3 weeks
  • Audiobooks: 3 weeks
  • Music: 3 weeks
  • DVDs: 3 weeks
  • Items owned by Scott County Library can be renewed up to five times. When an item is coming due, an attempt will be made to renew it automatically for another three weeks. 
  • Customers will receive an email reminder 3 days before an item(s) due date informing whether materials have been automatically renewed or need to be returned. 
  • Exceptions: 
    Items with holds
    Items with maximum renewals
    Interlibrary loans
    Book Club Kits 
    Reference or non-circulating heritage materials
    Overdues will not automatically renew because they’ve already tried and failed
    Digital materials in CloudLibrary and RBDigital (see our eMaterials Quick Start Guide for more information) 
Charges for Overdue Materials
  • Adult Fiction, all Nonfiction, DVDs, Magazines, Audiobooks and Music: 30 cents per day
  • Children’s and YA Materials: 10 cents per day
  • eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines: no fines
  • Customers with more than $10 in charges on their account are limited to in-library services.
Please read our Using the Library Policy​ (PDF) (en ​Esp​añol (PDF)​​) for more information.​

Library fees can be paid in person with cash or check, or online with a credit card. 

Library Behavior

Please refer to our Customer Code of Conduct (PDF) for information.

Children in the Library

Children are welcome in the library. For their safety and well-being children under the age of eight must be supervised by a responsible adult or teenager at all times. Parents or authorities may be contacted if children under the age of eight are in the library unsupervised. Please refer to our Customer Code of Conduct (PDF) for more information.

Computer & Internet use

We have computer stations you can borrow and Wi-Fi throughout the building. See our 
Computer and Internet Use Policy​ (PDF) (en Esp​añol​ (PDF)) for more information. 

Meeting Rooms

Free public meeting rooms are available in all of our libraries. Events held in these rooms must be free and open to the public and the room can't be used for commercial purposes. Our full meeting room policy​ is available for you to read. 

Reserve any Scott County Library meeting room online. You'll receive an email confirmation, if your request is approved. Read more about reserving a room on our Meeting Rooms page. 

Food & Beverages

You may eat or drink non-alcoholic beverages everywhere in the library except by the computers.

Public Notice/Bulletin Boards

All libraries have a community bulletin/public notice board. Non-profit groups are welcome to drop off materials to post--sorry we can't post commercial notices. Staff will review the materials and give priority to library and local government postings. Postings are put up as time and space allow--we can't guarantee material will be posted. 

Note on Data Privacy

In accordance with Statute MN 13.40:2, information contained in library records cannot be released to anyone other than the person who registered that card. A parent or guardian who lives in the same household may have access to a minor's record unless the minor has asked that the information not be released. Records of all library transactions are deleted when library materials are returned on time.