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Checkout Limits 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.

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  • 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.

  • Yes. You will have the option to renew a magazine within 3 days of the end of the lending period. Or you could borrow it again with no waiting. 

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OverDrive eBooks

  • Some Kindle titles are exclusive to Amazon and not available through Overdrive. We purchase Kindle editions whenever possible. If a Kindle edition is available through Amazon, we can submit a request to OverDrive. This does not guarantee that we'll be able to add the Kindle edition.

    Please contact Ask KCLS if there is a Kindle edition showing on Amazon.com.

  • The checkout process varies by device.

    Don’t see your device listed here? Please visit the OverDrive help site, opens a new window for more instructions or contact Ask KCLS for help.

  • If you’re looking for a specific title that we do not have, you can recommend it for purchase, opens a new window in OverDrive. However, not all publishers make their content available for libraries to purchase in a digital format. Some publishers do not allow libraries to purchase their newest eBooks until a set period of time has passed.

  • eBook and audiobook rights are subject to separate publishing agreements that do not always match the print publishing agreements.

  • Publishers do not always offer eBook versions of backlist titles.

    In some cases, individual titles in a series become available over a span of time. In other cases, they remain unavailable due to publisher restrictions. If you notice a series title is unavailable in our eBook collection, you can recommend it for purchase in OverDrive.


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