Borrowing FAQs

Borrowing FAQs

Checkout Periods

  • Books: 4 weeks
  • Holiday Books: 2 weeks
  • Magazines: 1 week
  • New Fiction: 2 weeks
  • New Nonfiction: 2 weeks
  • Red Hot Reads: 1 week
  • Sound Recordings: 2 weeks
  • Toys, Games & Learning Materials: 2 weeks
  • Library of Things:  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, a photo of your card (with barcode), or photo identification.  (Need to get a library card? Details on the requirements can be found here).  You can return your items (excluding Library of Things materials) to any library in the OCLN. Both the Main Library and the Manomet Branch have bookdrops which can be used whenever the library is closed.

Renewing Items

All patrons with Plymouth library cards receive one Automatic Renewal on eligible items as long as the items are not on hold 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 using your library card number and PIN.


The Plymouth Public Library is now fine-free for all materials. We will still institute charges for any lost or damaged materials.

We can accept payment for fees in the form of check made out to Town of Plymouth or by logging into your account and paying by card. You have the option of paying your bill on-line ($5.00 minimum) by logging into your OCLN library account.