Cardholders can borrow books, DVDs, audiobooks, CDs, and graphic novels.
In addition, patrons have access to our digital collections and may download eBooks, audiobooks, magazines and music.
|Material Type||Loan Period *||Item Limits **|
|DVD sets||14 days||Unlimited|
|Playaway Views||14 days||2|
|Items from other PCLC libraries||Determined by lending library||n/a|
|Inter-Library Loan||Determined by lending library|
* Always refer to the checkout receipt for the due date of each item.
** Patrons with library cards under $10 may borrow items.
Materials from the Lakeland Public Libraries can be checked out for free with a valid library card. Effective October 1, 2022, cardholders will not be charged any overdue fines for Lakeland Libraries' materials that are returned past their due dates. Items borrowed from other Polk County Library Cooperative libraries may still accrue fines if returned late.
If you accumulate a balance of $10 or more from overdue or lost item fees, your account is blocked from borrowing additional physical items from any library until the account balance is below $10.
For more information and Frequently Asked Questions about fine-free Lakeland Libraries, click here.
If an item owned by one of the Lakeland Libraries is seven (7) days overdue, the Library sends a notice by phone, email, or SMS reminding the patron to return the item. At 30 days overdue, the item is considered lost and the Library sends a notice by phone, email, or SMS that the account is being billed for the replacement cost of the item(s).
If you have a bill for a lost Lakeland item and return that item in good condition, no money is owed. The replacement fee is automatically removed from the account and there are no late fees. If the overdue Lakeland item is not returned or is returned in damaged condition, the patron will owe the replacement cost of the item. If that cost is above $10, the account will be blocked until the item is returned or payment is made. Payments for patron accounts are accepted at each library's checkout desk or online when you log into your account.