Most items circulate for three weeks. Select popular materials circulate for one week. Newspapers and reference materials never circulate.

Beebe Library does not charge fines for any of its overdue materials. Patrons must pay the replacement cost of lost or damaged materials. Replacement costs vary.  Because of our cooperative obligations to other libraries, you may be denied borrowing privileges at the Beebe Library if you have fines or overdue materials elsewhere. Credit and debit card payments for fines and lost books are accepted by the libraries of NOBLE through online library accounts only. Credit cards are not accepted at library service desks.

You may renew items in person, by telephone, by email, or online. Most materials may be renewed twice unless there is a hold placed by another patron. Items from non-NOBLE libraries cannot be renewed. Autorenewals will be applied to all eligible items. Autorenewal uses an automated process to identify and renew items that are eligible for renewal. Autorenewal applies only to items that belong to the Beebe Library, not for items borrowed from other libraries.

Materials can be returned to the Circulation Desk or the four book drops located at the Avon Street entrance. One of these is reserved for the return of audiovisual materials.

Lost cards may be replaced for a $1 fee with valid identification.   Keep your card with you at all times by adding it to your smartphone. Install the app of your choice (our network's app, NOBLE Libraries, Key Ring, Stocard, and Cardstar are just a few) and follow the instructions for adding a new card.  When you’re ready to check out, open the app and select your library card to display your barcode.  Our barcode scanners at the Circulation Desk and the Self-Checkout station will read the barcode on your phone the same way they read your physical library card.