All physical library materials check out for 3 weeks (21 days) at a time.
Visit our eLibrary page to learn more about unique borrowing limits on eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines.
Physical 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.
- Items with holds
- Items with maximum renewals
- Inter-library loans
- Book Club Kits
- Reference or non-circulating heritage materials
- Overdue items will not automatically renew because they’ve already tried and failed
- Digital materials
Charges & Fees
No Daily Late Fines for Overdue Materials: As March 1, 2022, Scott County Library no longer charges daily late fines for overdue materials. Unreturned items continue to be billed for replacement costs.
Replacement Costs: Customers continue to be responsible for the replacement costs of unreturned or lost items. An item is considered unreturned 21 days after its due date.
Account Threshold: Customers with more than $25 in charges on their account are limited to in-library services and borrowing from the eLibrary. An item is considered unreturned 21 days after its due date.
Make a Payment: Library fees can be paid in person with cash or check. You may pay balances online with a credit card through our Catalog & My Account site. Sign into your library account.
- I forgot my PIN number. How can I change or reset it?
If you’ve forgotten your PIN and have an email on file, visit our Catalog & My Account page to start the process. If you don't see the reset email immediately, be sure to check your email's SPAM or junk folder. If you don't have an email on file with us, you can also change your PIN by contacting staff at any Scott County Library.
- How do I see what I have checked out?
Managing your checkouts is easier than ever with the "Scott Lib (MN)" mobile app! Sign in your library card and PIN to see your checkouts, search for materials, place holds, check your account balance, pay fines, and more.