You can check out Mill Valley books for a total of 6 weeks and forfeit their renewals. Just let the Circulation staff person know you would like a vacation check-out.
A vacation check-out can be used for any Mill Valley book which is not on hold and can include New books but not In-demand books. It does not cover Audio Books, Playaways, CDs, DVDs or other libraries’ materials.
All Mill Valley materials except Museum Passes may be returned to any public library in Marin County or their drop boxes. The check-in date will be the same as the date the item was returned, regardless of where it was returned.
Most materials from other libraries in Marin can be returned to any other library in Marin, as well. If there are any restrictions about where an item can be returned it will be clearly marked on the item itself.
You can renew online by logging into your account (you will need to know your library card number and your pin).
Click on the “Checked Out Items” box. Check the “Renew” box next to the item(s) you would like to renew. Click the “Renew Selected” box at the bottom of the page. or...
You can call our 24 hour renewal line @ 415-389-4292 ex. 4745 and leave a message. Please include your name, library card number, phone number and what items you would like renewed. If an item can’t be renewed, someone will call you to let you know and explain why. If you don’t hear from us, you can assume your materials were renewed. or...
You can call the Circulation desk at 415-389-4292 ex 4723 during our open hours to renew your materials over the phone. or...
You can stop by the circulation desk—no need to have the item with you.
If you can’t log into your account, you can try one of the other three renewal options.
If you attempt to renew an item but receive the message “Not all renewals were successful. See details below”, look for the explanation in red next to the item that was unable to be renewed. For example: “TOO MANY RENEWALS”
If you’re still unsure, call the Circulation desk at 415-389-4292 ex 4723
Unfortunately, no. In an effort to make materials as available as possible and to give patrons the opportunity to browse the shelves for items they may want to check out, we ask that materials be returned once they have reached their final due date.
The next time you are in the library, stop by the Circulation desk and verify that we have your current contact information. A Circulation staff person will update and renew your account. Please bring a picture ID or your library card. Unfortunately, we cannot renew expired library accounts online or over the phone.
We don’t consider an item lost until it has been missing for 50 days, and most items are found by this time. If the item doesn’t show up within 50 days of the due date, the retail cost of the item plus a $6.00 processing fee will be added to your account—in this case you won’t be charged overdue fines.
Children who can sign their own name (printing is fine) are welcome and encouraged to get their own library accounts. If you live in Marin County, you can register for your child’s library account online. You and your child can then stop by the Circulation desk to pick up his or her new library card. If you live in California, but outside of Marin, you can fill out a paper registration at the Library. Children getting their first library cards may visit the Children’s room to get their picture taken and choose a welcome gift.
Note: The parent or guardian must have a picture ID or his or her library card in order for their child to get a new account.