Use The Library

Holds

  • You need a full service card to place a hold on an item.
  • You can place holds on the website, or by asking a staff member to place one for you.
  • You will be notified by email when your hold is available.
  • Holds are available for self-pickup at the library branch of your choice.

Inter-Library Loan

  • You can get access to items that are not owned by the Chesapeake Public Library from other libraries.
  • Place an Inter-Library Loan with a full service card.
  • To use this service, go here.

Loan Periods

  • Materials are checked out for up to 2 weeks.
  • You can check out up to 30 items on your library card.
  • You can renew items twice.
  • If an item has a hold on it, you are unable to renew it.
  • You can renew your items by logging into your account on the library website or by calling the library.

Overdue Fees

  • General Materials - $0.20 per day/$10.00 max per item.
  • Inter-library Loan Materials - $0.50 per day/no maximum.
  • You can pay your overdue fines online by logging into your library account.
  • Library accounts are blocked from checking out or renewing items if fees are $5.00 or more.
  • Library accounts are suspended for any fees or fines not paid in full after 90 days from the initial date of accrual.
  • If you have any questions about your fees, please contact Patron Accounts at: (757) 410-7100.

Printing & Copying

  • Printing is available from all public computers. Black & white prints are $0.20 each and color prints are $0.35 each.
  • Copiers are available in all library branches.  Black & white copies are $0.20 each and color copies are $0.35 each.
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