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Checkouts and Holds
Some borrowing limits have changed while libraries are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit our blog to find out what's different during the closure. A full-access King County Library System (KCLS) library card in good standing may borrow: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 login or borrow items from OverDrive, hoopla, or RBdigital.
All items except downloads Maximum of 100 items OverDrive eBooks, downloadable audiobooks, and video 25 items hoopla digital music, movies, TV, and comics 10 items per month RBdigital magazines No checkout limits Kanopy streaming movies 5 items per month. No holds.
Yes. You can now place new holds, activate suspended holds, and pick up holds. You will get an email notification when your holds are available.
Or stop by to pick up a surprise bag of five book titles at any Curbside to Go location.
Books, CDs, cassettes, CD-ROMs, LPs, kits, players, DVD sets with runtime of 5 hours and label 28 days OverDrive eBooks, OverDrive and RBdigital downloadable audiobooks, hoopla digital comics 21 days Magazines, DVDs with runtime of less than 5 hours, video cassettes, hoopla digital music, OverDrive video 7 days hoopla digital video 3 days (72 hours) RBdigital magazines Unlimited Most Media Equipment (use in library only) 1 day Reusable KCLS bags 1 year, 2 renewals
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Except for media equipment, physical items that are not on hold for another borrower may be renewed up to five times, until further notice.
OverDrive digital downloads that are not on hold for another borrower may be renewed once.
hoopla Digital Music
If you've replaced your library card or updated your PIN/password you'll need to update your Library Settings in hoopla.
Titles return automatically at the end of the lending period.
To return a title early, click return now, located next to the date the title expires on the title information page. Please note that returning a title early does not give you additional borrows for the month.
hoopla works on a pay-per-checkout model, which means that the library system pays a small fee each time a title is checked out. Limiting checkouts to 10 per month helps us stay within our collection budget.
If you are using the hoopla app on a mobile device, you can download titles for offline access. If you are using hoopla in a web browser on a computer, you must have an internet connection to access titles.