Borrowing Guidelines

Check Out Limits

Please note that the items available at other LYNX! Consortium Libraries may differ from those at Meridian Library District; please consult the owning library with questions regarding checkout periods and limits on their items.

See the kits catalog for more information on objects, devices, and book and activity sets available for checkout. 

Beginning January 2, 2023, oversized objects, such as kits and digital devices, will no longer travel through our courier service. Patrons can still check out oversized items from other libraries, but those items must be picked up and returned directly at the owning library. 

Item Check-out length Limit per card Renewals
Audiobooks 28 Days 20 4
Books 28 Days 100 4
Digital Devices 14 Days 2 1
DVD/Blu-Ray Films 14 Days 20 2
DVD/Blu-Ray Nonfiction 14 Days 20 2
Encyclopedias 14 Days 2 2
Magazines 14 Days 10 4
Music CDs 28 Days 20 4
New Adult Books 14 Days 50 4
Playaway View/Launchpad 14 Days 2 2
TV Season 14 Days 20 2
Video Games 14 Days 5 2



Overdue fines will not be assessed on items from Meridian Library District's collections.

Accounts sent to collections $10.00
Lost cards (excessive losses) $2.00
Lost or damaged items List price + $5.00 per item processing fee
Non-resident library card $75.00 per year for a household/$30.00 for Seniors (55+)
Partial processing fee* $2.50 per item
Resident library cards Free

* Items requiring partial processing include items with a cost of $5.00 or less

Food for Fines

Seeing fines for overdue items on your account? Those charges might be from before 2018, when we eliminated late fines or from other libraries in the LYNX! Consortium. In most cases, we can waive these fines in exchange for donations of nonperishable food items. 

Fees for lost or damaged items, accounts sent to collections, lost cards, nonresident cards, or postage do not qualify.

Food drop-off locations: 

  • Cherry Lane or Silverstone – check in at the front desk to resolve your fines
  • Bookmobile stops 

Donated items go to the Meridian Food Bank.