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Service Desk Loan Periods
Most library materials circulate for 21 days.
Exceptions include:
  • Fiction DVDs & Blu-ray Discs (Kid’s and Adult’s) - 7 days
  • Video Games (Wii, PS3, XBOX 360) – 7 days
  • In-Demand, Non-Holdable Books & Audio Books – 14 days
  • Reference Materials - Non-circulating
Please note: The Library offers multimedia items for use at your discretion and does not assume any responsibility for damages that may result to personal equipment.

Renewing Materials and Checking Your Account Status
If not on hold for another patron, most items may be renewed for four additional loan periods by phone, in person, or on-line. There are several ways to renew materials:

Automated phone renewals - call 24-hour Telephone Renewal Line at (503) 846-3245. You will need your library card number and password. (Not sure what your password is? Try the last four digits of your phone number.)

In person - Ask library staff to renew items on your account at the Circulation Desk or by calling the Circulation Division at (503) 644-2197, option 1.

Online - use the Library Catalog (www.wccls.org) from home or at the Library. You will need your library card number and password. (Not sure what your password is? Try the last four digits of your phone number.) View instructions on WCCLS site or follow these steps:
  • Log onto your patron account.
  • Click on the “Items out” tab located in the upper left corner.
  • A list of all items out, when they are due and the number of available renewals will appear. Select individual items and click on “Renew selected items” at the bottom of the list, or renew everything at once by clicking on “Renew all Items”.
  • A confirmation message will appear telling you which items were renewed. If another patron is waiting for an item, or you have already renewed something four times, the renewal will not be completed. Click on the “back” button to return to your list of items out and view the new due dates.

Library InteriorReserving Materials 
Most circulating items found on WCCLS can be reserved by placing a hold. As soon as it is available, the item will be transferred to the library you designate and held for one week for you to pick up. You will be notified by an automated phone message that your reserve is being held, unless you notify library staff that you wish to receive a notice in the mail. There are several ways to place a reserve:

In person - ask a librarian for help or get holds assistance at the Circulation Desk.

By phone - call Telephone Reference at (503) 526-2577.

Online - use the Library Catalog (www.wccls.org) from home or at the Library. You will need your library card number and password. (Not sure what your password is? Try the last four digits of your phone number.)
  • Search the WCCLS catalog to identify the title you wish to reserve.
  • Click on the “Place Request” button located beneath the title.
  • Enter your full library card barcode without any spaces or dashes, your password, and designate the “Pickup Library” to which you want the reserve sent using the drop down menu.
  • Click on the “Submit Request” button to complete your reserve request.
  • To see your place in line for a title, bring up your patron record in WILInet and click on the “Requests” button for a list of the items you have on hold. The number in the “Queue” column indicates your place in line for all available copies in the county.
Please note: If you no longer need your hold, please cancel it online, by telephone or in person, so that it may quickly move to the next person in line.

Fines and Fees
All library materials returned after their due dates are subject to the following overdue fines (applied per item):

All materials (except DVDs, Blu-rays & Games) $0.15 per day (to a maximum of $5.00 per item)
DVDs & Blu-rays (Fiction & Non-Fiction),
Video Games
$1.00 per day (to a maximum of $5.00 per item)

Overdue notices are phoned approximately 5 days after items are due, but fines accrue from the first day after the due date. Checkout is not permitted when the total account balance exceeds $10.00; overdue fines may be paid at any Washington County Library. Patrons are required to pay off all account balances once a year at the time of their annual account update.

Fees for lost or damaged materials are billed by the owning library and include the replacement cost of the item and a processing fee. These charges must be paid to the library owning the damaged materials.

Returns
All library materials may be returned to any public library in Washington County. At the main Beaverton City Library, drive-up return slots are located on the east side of the building off of Tucker Street, and are open 24 hours a day. Inside the Library, return slots are located at the Circulation Desk and are available during Library operating hours.