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Frequently Asked Questions
Checkouts and Holds
A full-access King County Library System (KCLS) library card in good standing may borrow:
All items except downloads Maximum of 100 items OverDrive eBooks and downloadable audiobooks 25 items OverDrive magazines No checkout limits hoopla digital music, movies, TV, and comics 10 items per month Kanopy streaming movies 5 items per month. No holds. (Kanopy Kids, Great Courses, and Credit-Free Viewing are counted separately.)
KCLS is not responsible for damage to equipment that occurs while using library-owned material.
Patrons who have reached the maximum number of physical checkouts are not able to log in or borrow items from OverDrive or hoopla.
Most videodiscs (DVDs and Blu-rays), except feature films
28 days OverDrive:
- downloadable audiobooks
hoopla digital comics
21 days Magazines
Feature film videodiscs (DVDs and Blu-rays)
hoopla digital music
7 days hoopla digital video 3 days (72 hours) Kanopy digital video
2-3 days (48-72 hours), depending on the film Most Media Equipment (use in library only) 1 day
Checkout and holds limits vary by service. Please visit How many items may I check out?, opens a new window
Borrowing periods vary by service. Please visit How long can I borrow items for?, opens a new window
No. Magazines do not count toward checkout limits.
OverDrive Downloadable Audiobooks
If you’re looking for a specific digital title that we do not have, you can use a Notify Me tag, opens a new window in Libby. Notify Me will alert you if the library buys the title. However, not all publishers sell their content to libraries in digital format. If you cannot find a title in Libby’s catalog, then we cannot buy the item. You can learn how to use Notify Me with this tutorial, opens a new window or video, opens a new window.
eBook and audiobook rights are subject to separate publishing agreements that do not always match the print publishing agreements.
You can use Notify Me to share suggestions for digital titles.
In the Libby app.