Borrowing FAQs

Borrowing FAQs

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
  • 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.  (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. Please note: The Manomet Branch bookdrop is currently unavailable.

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.


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 or by logging into your account and paying by card. All checks must be made out to the Plymouth Public Library and must be pre-printed with your name and address. You have the option of paying your bill on-line ($5.00 minimum) by logging into your Old Colony Library Network library account.