These guidelines help explain our borrowing basics.
The Chattahoochee Valley Libraries is the first Fines Free Library in Georgia. We no longer charge overdue fines if an item is returned late.
Most physical materials (books, magazines, CDs, and DVDs) will automatically renew up to 4 times.* Steam kits and Launchpads can be renewed once. Materials requested by another customer will not auto-renew.
- Books 14 days up to 4 renewals
- Lucky Day Books 14 days up to 1 renewal
- DVDs 7 days up to 4 renewals
- Blurays 7 days up to 4 renewals
- Magazines 14 days up to 4 renewals
- Books on CD 14 days up to 4 renewals
- STEAM kits 7 days up to 1 renewal
- Launchpad tablets 7 days up to 4 renewals
- Passes 7 days up to 1 renewal
An item may be renewed if there is no one else waiting on that item. See RENEW & RESERVE for more information
Borrowing Info FAQ
Yes. CVL has a floating collection. You may check out and return items at any of our branches.
We are now Fines Free!
- CVL no longer charges fines for materials returned late.
- The Library keeps a record of lost materials, and you will be notified about materials not returned.
- Accounts with an overdue or lost item will be blocked from using computers or borrowing materials.
- Customers will still be responsible to pay the cost for lost or damaged items.
Customers are required to pay for lost or damaged materials checked out on their Library Card. Accounts with an overdue or lost item will be blocked from using computers or borrowing materials. Contact any library branch for more information.
The Library is unable to accept replacement items in exchange for any lost materials.
Accounts with an overdue or lost item will be blocked from using computers or borrowing materials. The Chattahoochee Valley Libraries employ a collection agency, Unique Management, to recover lost materials. Accounts sent to a collection agency will be responsible for a $15.00 collection fee plus payment on the account balance. This agency does not report accounts to credit reporting bureaus.
24-hour book drops are located outside all nine of our library locations.
Passes and most STEAM kits must be returned inside.
The library sets your PIN as the last four digits of your primary phone number.