Frequently Asked Questions
|Books, magazines, pamphlets, CDs,
audio books, playaways
|DVDs (Adult and Juvenile)
|Rental books and DVDs ($1.00 per week)
Late fees are charged when items are kept beyond the loan period. This is
to encourage prompt return of the items so that someone else may use it.
May I renew books?
Most items can be renewed three times if no one is waiting for them. The renewal
period is the same length as the original loan period (see chart above).
Material may be renewed in person, by phone or online using the My Account
feature. Note: Interlibrary Loans and Virtual Catalog items
may not be renewed.
Where may I return items I borrow?
Items may be returned to any Falmouth Public Library location or any other CLAMS
library. The bookdrops are open at all times. When possible, it is requested
that items be brought to the service desks during open hours. This prevents wear
and tear to the library's materials. Items from any CLAMS library may be
returned through Falmouth Public Library.
What may I borrow, and is there a limit to the number of items I may
Books, audiotapes, videotapes, DVDs, compact discs and magazines may all be
borrowed. The most current issue of a magazine title may not be borrowed until
the next issue becomes available. The limit to the number of items borrowed is
fifty. The only exceptions are that six DVDs, videocassettes, audiobooks and
magazines may be checked out on your record.
What forms of payment does the Library accept?
The Library accepts cash or checks. We cannot accept credit or debit cards
at this time.
If you know you will need items for an extended period, ask a librarian for
a vacation loan. Note: Vacation loans are not available on items with
holds or on Interlibrary Loans.