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Lending Policies

  • Fourteen days: Books and DVD series

  • Seven days: Magazines, DVD movies, Kindles

  • Only five items may be checked out at one time.

  • Renewals are permitted unless the item is being reserved for another patron. Items may be renewed two consecutive times unless they are overdue.

  • Items borrowed from other libraries will be loaned based on the originating library’s policies, which may differ from the Clifton Public Library’s policies in both checkout period, fine amount, number of items permitted, etc.

  • Note that the length of time an item can be checked out, overdue fee prices, and renewal limits can be different for other libraries. Their policies are applied if the item is being ordered through the inter-library loan system.

  • All lending policies are subject to change.

Book Drop

  • A book drop is available on the front of the library for materials (including DVDs) to be dropped twenty-four hours a day.

Book Replacement

  • Lost or damaged items are billed at a replacement cost plus $5.00 processing for each item. Damaged items will be billed at the cost of the repair. Any items that have been borrowed from other libraries will be charged at the rate determined by the lending library.


  • Below are the bylaws of the Clifton Public Library.

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