Loan Policies

Circulation Periods / Fines

Fine Free at the Somers Library

As of April 2022, the Somers Library no longer charges our patrons fines with the exception of specialty items (e.g museum passes, hotspots, Chromebooks, STEAM kits, etc.).  However, lost and damaged items will still be charged to our patron accounts.

Loan Policies

Books currently on reserve for other patrons cannot be renewed. One renewal allowed for all materials owned by Westchester Library System libraries (WLS)., Loans from outside WLS—4 week loan, no renewals.

  Loan Time Max Loan
New Books 2 weeks  N/A
Books 3 weeks N/A
Audio Books 3 weeks 4 at a time
DVDs 1 week 4 at a time
DVD Series 2 weeks 4 at a time
Video Games* 2 weeks 4 at a time
Music CDs 3 weeks 4 at a time
Magazines 1 week 4 at a time
Children's Puzzles 3 weeks 4 at a time
Kits 3 weeks 4 at a time
Museum Passes** 3 days  2 at a time

*Video games MUST be returned to Somers Library. Otherwise, there is a $2 fine.

**Museum Passes - A fine of $10 will be charged for each day the pass is late. There is a fine of $30 if the pass is returned in the book drop or to another library. The full cost of the pass will be charged to the cardholder if the pass is lost. The cost of each pass varies and can be as high as $500. For mor information about museum passes, please go to our museum pass page.