Borrowing & Renewing
- How do I check out items?
Bring the items you have picked out to the nearest service desk. Present your Library Card to staff, who will check out the items for you. Alternatively, you can check out books at one of the self-serve kiosks located across from the Check-Out desk in Adult Services.
- How long can materials be checked out?
Loan periods are listed below. Owatonna Public Library has been fine-free since 2020. Patrons will be charged for lost or damaged items.ItemsLoan Period
Audiobooks 28 Days Books 28 Days Children's Audiobooks 28 Days Children's Books and Games 28 Days Children's CDs and Magazines 14 Days Children's Movies 7 Days DVDs - Limit 6 per Household 7 Days Holiday Books 14 Days Magazines 14 Days Microfilm In-House Music CDs 14 Days New Books 14 Days Newspapers In-House Reference Materials Special Permission Repair Manuals 14 Days
- May I renew materials?
Unless there is a waiting list, items may generally be renewed for one additional Loan Period. Visit My Account to renew items and for other information about your account. If you need assistance or have questions, call 507-444-2460 or ask a librarian. Note that the renewal period begins from the day the items are renewed, not from the due date. Some items can not be renewed because they belong to another library and/or may have been requested by another person. If items are overdue or if you have too many outstanding fines, you will need to contact Library staff for assistance.
- Can I rent equipment?
An LCD Projector is available for rental at $10 per day. Reservations must be made in advance in person or by calling the Public Library at 507-444-2460.