Checkout Policies

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Books

Loan period: 21 days
Overdue fees: 10¢ per item per day
Can be renewed two (2) times

Audiobooks

Loan period: 14 days
Overdue fees: 10¢ per item per day
Can be renewed up to two (2) times
Limit four (4) audiobooks per patron

DVDs & Blu-Rays

Loan period: 3 days
Overdue fees: $2.00 per item per day
Can be renewed once
Limit four (4) DVDs/Blu-Rays per patron
Limit one (1) item from TV section per patron
Must be at least 18 years old to check out DVDs

Digital Loans

See our Ebooks & Digital Media page for more information about checking out ebooks, digital audiobooks, music, movies, and more.

A/V Equipment

HCMPL loans the following audio-visual equipment to patrons with established library cards in good standing:

  • Digital projector
  • Screen
  • Sound system

Loan period: Overnight
Overdue fees: $5.00 per item per day
Cannot be renewed
Must be at least 18 years old to check out A/V equipment

Go Packs

HCMPL loans out educational, themed backpack kits. See our Go Packs page for more information about our Go Packs, including available themes.

Loan period: 14 days
Overdue fees: $2.00 per item per day
Can be renewed up to two (2) times
Limit one (1) Go Pack per patron
Must be at least 18 years old to check out Go Packs.

Cake Pans

HCMPL now loans cake pans. See our Cake Pans page for more information about our cake pans.

Loan period: 7 days
Overdue fees: $2.00 per item per day
Can be renewed once
Limit two (2) cake pans per patron
Must be at least 18 years old to check out cake pans

Seed Library

Free garden seeds will be available to all library cardholders starting March 8th, 2022.

The Seed Library includes different varieties of flowers and vegetables, including tomatoes, radishes, squash and more. Users may each choose up to 4 packets of seeds per month. Please sign on the checkout sheet so our numbers are accurate.

Quantities are limited, and seeds will be available on a first come, first served basis.

A valid HCMPL Library card is required to receive free seeds. Library cards are available for free to all Hopkins County residents with proof of residence.

The Seed Library will be available at the Main Branch of the Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library. We hope to expand in future years, depending on the success of this program.

Seed swaps and seed donations are welcome at anytime.