The mission of the Butte County Library is to provide all individuals, regardless of age, ethnic background, educational or economic level, with free access to ideas, information, and technology.
Loan Periods

How to Borrow Books & Other Materials

Please bring your card with you if you plan to check out materials. Your card can be used at any branch of the Butte County Library System. You may check out up to 25 items per card per visit, and 99 items total on a card at one time.

The following limits apply to the number of items of each media type a person may have at one time, regardless of when they are checked out:

Item Type    Loan Period    Limit     Can It Renew?  
Books 21 days 99 Yes
Books on a single subject
(e.g., gardening, investing, California missions)
21 days 99 Yes
Books on CD or Tape 21 days 99 Yes
Music CDs 21 days 99 Yes
Magazines 7 days 99 Yes
Playaways 21 days 99 Yes
DVDs 7 days 99 Yes
J DVDs 7 days 99 Yes
Videocassettes 7 days 99 Yes

Library Fines and Fees

If you cannot find the title you would like to borrow, ask us about Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

Books may be returned to any branch of the Butte County Library. Each branch (except Biggs) has a 24-hour book drop. We prefer that oversize items be returned inside the library, and not in the book drop, to avoid damage to items.

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