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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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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.
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 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.
Publishers do not always offer eBook versions of titles in the early part of a series. In some cases, individual titles in a series become available over time. In other cases, they remain unavailable due to publisher restrictions. If you notice a series title is unavailable in Libby, you can use a Notify Me tag, opens a new window to get a notice if we buy it.