Regular Books/Audiobooks/CDs: 3 week checkout - 2 renewals if the item has no holds
New Books/New Audiobooks: 3 week checkout - No renewals - Holdable to Midlothian patrons only
Magazines: 3 week checkout - No renewals - Holdable to Midlothian patrons only
DVDs/TV Shows: 2 week checkout - No renewals - TV discs held behind circ desk
New DVDs: 1 week checkout - No renewals - Holdable to Midlothian patrons only
Video Games & Controllers: 2 week checkout - 2  renewals (if no holds) - Holdable to Midlothian patrons-only - Max of 2 checkouts
Dolls/Kits: 3 week checkout - No renewals - No holds allowed 
Launchpads: 2 week checkout - No renewals 
Playaway view: 3 week checkout - No renewals
Charging Kits: 4 hour checkout - IN-HOUSE USE ONLY - No renewals
Chromebooks: One-week checkout period - 1 renewal if no waitlist -  Limit of one per library card at one time - Midlothian cardholders only
Mobile Hot Spot One-week checkout period - 1 renewal if no waitlist -  Limit of one per library card at one time - Midlothian cardholders only
Bike Locks: 7 hour checkout - IN-HOUSE USE ONLY - No renewals



Library cards must be free of all fines and fees to be considered “in good standing.”


Midlothian Public Library no longer charges overdue fines for materials checked out at our library. Nevertheless, we still ask that you return your items in a timely manner so that others may use them, and we have certain safeguards in place to remind you to do that:

  • When an item becomes 14 days overdue, your account will be blocked until the late item is returned.
  • If an item is 42 days overdue, the item will be counted as "lost," and you will be billed for the cost of the item until you return it.
  • If you damage or lose a book, you will still be responsible for paying the replacement cost of the book.
  • If you have $10 or more of unpaid lost or damaged charges, your card will be blocked, and you will have to pay down your balance to under $10 to use your card again.
  • If you check out materials at another library that does charge fines, you can still accrue overdue fines at that library.
  • For complete details, please see our Circulation Policy.


  • The replacement fee for a lost or damaged library card is $1.00.
  • If an item is lost or damaged beyond repair, the patron will be charged the price of the item as determined by the amount shown on the SWAN catalog record, with the following exceptions:
Item Replacement Cost
 Music CD case  $2.00
 DVD case   $3.00
 Audiobook case  $15.00
 Single Audiobook CD   $10.00 
 Universal charging kit   $15.00
 Plug Only $5.00
  • If an overdue item is returned and is no longer on file, the patron will be charged as if the item were lost. If the Library Director decides to return the item to the collection, the replacement cost will be waived.


  • $3.00 Inter-library loan requests from out of state. The library will charge the requesting patron any additional fee incurred over $10.00 for obtaining special materials.
  • Photocopying/Printing: A photocopier and printer are available for public use at 10¢ per page for black and white and 25¢ per page for color. Users insert their own paper in the copier at their own risk. The Library will not reimburse patrons for errors in copies or prints made on paper inserted by patrons.
  • Fax: $1.00 per page with the self-service public machine. International faxes: $2.00 per page. Only outgoing faxes are allowed; the library cannot accept incoming faxes.
  • Patrons may choose to pay charges to their account online with a credit or debit card. There will be a 50¢ convenience fee charged for each transaction.
  • Exam proctoring: Free for Midlothian card holders. For patrons who do not hold a Midlothian Public Library card: $25.00 per exam.


Payment options for special situations may be arranged with the Library Director.



  • Use of the Library study room and meeting room are free.
  • Use of the Library’s electronic equipment during meeting room use: $25



  • Earbuds $1.25
  • USB flash drive $7.00

The Library also will collect money on behalf of the Friends of the Library for used books, craft bazaar items, and other miscellaneous fundraising items sold, at prices set by the Friends of the Library.