Borrowing FAQs

Borrowing FAQs

Web Self Check Machine

Checkout Periods

  • Books: 4 weeks
  • Holiday Books: 2 weeks
  • Magazines: 1 week
  • New Fiction: 2 weeks
  • New Nonfiction: 2 weeks
  • Sound Recordings: 2 weeks
  • Toys, Games & Learning Materials: 2 weeks
  • Ukuleles:  2 weeks
  • DVDs and Blu-ray Discs: 1 week
  • Electronic Equipment and Hotspots:  2 weeks

Borrowing Items

In order to check items out of the Library, you must have your library card with you.  (Need to get a library card? Details on the requirements can be found here).  You can return your items to any library in the Old Colony Library Network and they will be delivered back to us.  For your convenience, both the Main Library and the Manomet Branch have bookdrops which can be used whenever the library is closed.  To avoid possible damage, some items–such as DVDs, Ukuleles and Electronic Equipment–do require that you bring them to the desk when they are returned.

Renewing Items

All patrons with Plymouth library cards receive one Automatic Renewal on eligible items as long as the items are not on reserve for another patron. An email or text message will be sent confirming the renewal. Information about your library account and borrowed items can be viewed through your OCLN account. Access your account at Log-in with your card number and PIN. The PIN will be ocln until you select a new one.


  • All materials  except for DVDs and Blu-Ray are $.10 a day
  • DVDs and Blue-Ray are $.25 a day
  • Electronic Equipment, Hotspots and Ukuleles are $1.00 a day

We can accept payment for fines in the form of cash, check, or charge. All checks must be made out to the Plymouth Public Library and must be pre-printed with your name and address. You do have the option of paying your bill on-line ($5.00 minimum) by logging into your Old Colony Library Network library account.

To avoid paying overdue charges, you can participate in our Food for Fines program. The third full week of each month we accept donations of non-perishable foods in lieu of library fines. One non-perishable item will pay the fine for one overdue item being returned. All donations are passed along to the Plymouth Food Pantry, serving local families in need. The Food for Fines program does not include old fines or fees.