Borrowing

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Loan Periods

  • Books and audiobooks - 3 weeks
  • Music CDs - 1 week
  • DVDs - 1 week
  • Bestseller DVDs - 3 days
  • Bestseller books - 2 weeks
  • Museum passes (available to Marin residents only) - 3 days
  • CA State Park Vehicle passes (available to Sausalito residents only) - 1 week

Checkout Limits

  • Books - 50
  • Books on CD - 10
  • Magazines - 3 per title 
  • DVDs - 15
  • Music CDs - 10
  • OverDrive e-books and e-audiobooks - 15 at any time
  • Kanopy streaming movies - 8 per month
  • Hoopla movies, music, comics, e-books, e-audiobooks - 8 per month  

Renewals 

  • Two renewals per item (if there are no requests for the item)
  • To renew your items online, click here.
  • Bestseller books, Bestseller DVDs, and museum/park passes cannot be renewed
  • Renewals may be made in person, online, by telephone, or via email to LibraryCirculation@sausalito.gov

Overdue Charges

  • 25¢/day per item on new adult books (maximum $5 per item)
  • 50¢/day for bestseller books and DVDs (maximum $7 per item)
  • 50¢/day for museum and park passes (maximum $5 per item)
  • As of July 1, 2019, there are no overdue fines on Sausalito Library-owned audiobook CDs, music CDs, or non-bestseller DVDs, but checked out items still have due dates, and long-overdue items will be billed at replacement cost plus a $7 processing fee. 
  • As of March 1, 2018, there are no overdue fines on Sausalito Library-owned non-new, non-bestseller books, but checked out items still have due dates, and long-overdue items will be billed at replacement cost plus a $7 processing fee.
  • As of April 8, 2015, there are no overdue fines on Sausalito Library-owned children's and YA (young adult) materials, but checked out items still have due dates, and long-overdue items will be billed at replacement cost plus a $7 processing fee.

Lost Materials Charges 

Lost materials are charged at the price of item, plus a $7 processing fee.

Other Charges 

$3 charge for items obtained via OCLC Interlibrary Loan, plus any charges assessed by the loaning library. We are unable to request sheet music, DVDs, audiobooks, or music CDs.

Returning Library Materials 

All borrowed items may be returned at any public library in Marin County.

Books and other items may be returned to the Sausalito Library during open hours, or via one of our book and A/V drop locations:

  • Litho Street entrance to City Hall/Library building
  • City Hall parking lot (enter from Bee Street)