Borrowing

Password/PIN

You will need your library card number and Password/PIN to check out and renew materials. 
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Not sure of your Password/PIN? Click here to have it emailed to you.

Borrowing/Lending Period

Items check out for three weeks unless otherwise noted.
You may have up to 75 items checked out at any one time.
Check out from and return items to any Gwinnett County Public Library location.
An item may be renewed a maximum of two times, provided no requests are pending and the account balance does not exceed $15. 

Renewals

The renewal date is three weeks from the date you renew, not from the due date. For example, when items are first checked out on Day One, they are initially due in three weeks on Day Twenty-One.  If "Renew" is selected on Day One, (the same day), no additional time is granted as three weeks from Day One still generates the same due date.  Waiting until closer to the due date to request a renewal extends the loan period the longest for additional time with items checked out.
  • Log in to your account and renew your items
    • Important Note: Due dates for renewed items are three weeks from the date you renew, not from the due date.
  • Visit a library branch and ask staff to help.
  • Call AskGCPL during open hours at 770-978-5154

Library Fees

Library cards are free for Gwinnett County residents!
 
Extended Loan Fees
  • Hardback Books:   20¢ per day; $8.00 maximum
  • Paperbacks:   20¢ per day; $5.00 maximum
  • Magazines:   20¢ per day; $3.00 maximum
  • Audio Visual Materials:   20¢ per day; $8.00 maximum

Paying Fees

You may pay your fees in person at any library branch with Visa, Mastercard, check, or cash.
You may also pay your fees online with Visa or Mastercard. Log In to your account to pay fees.
 
Notices
 
A balance of $15 or more prevents renewals and additional check outs on your card.
 
Provided the library has your current email address, you will receive several reminders for overdue materials:
  • 1st Notice sent at 7 days overdue
  • 2nd Notice sent at 20 days overdue
  • 3rd Notice sent at 33 days overdue
We will send a bill via email (or by regular mail if we do not have your email address) if your balance reaches or exceeds $25. If the balance is not brought below $25 within 10 days after the notice date, the account may be sent to our collection agency and a $10 non-refundable fee will be added to the amount due.
 
Lost or Damaged Materials
 
Cardholders are responsible for the replacement cost of lost or damaged items. Your account will be charged the replacement cost of an item if it is 45 days or more overdue. Refunds will not be issued to customers who have paid for lost or damaged materials.