Contact our Administrative Office for additional information and/or the complete text of all library policies. 

Library Policies & Borrowing Guidelines

Loan Periods 
All library materials check out for 3 weeks. 
  • Books: 3 weeks
  • Magazines: 3 weeks
  • Audiobooks: 3 weeks
  • Music: 3 weeks
  • DVDs: 3 weeks
  • Items owned by Scott County Library can be renewed up to five times. When an item is coming due, an attempt will be made to renew it automatically for another three weeks. 
  • Customers will receive an email reminder 3 days before an item(s) due date informing whether materials have been automatically renewed or need to be returned. 
  • Exceptions: 
    Items with holds
    Items with maximum renewals
    Inter-library loans
    Book Club Kits 
    Reference or non-circulating heritage materials
    Overdues will not automatically renew because they’ve already tried and failed
    Digital materials
Charges for Overdue Materials
  • Adult Fiction, all Nonfiction, DVDs, Magazines, Audiobooks and Music: 30 cents per day
  • Children’s and YA Materials: 10 cents per day
  • eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines: no fines
  • Customers with more than $10 in charges on their account are limited to in-library services.
Please read our Using the Library Policy​ (PDF) (en ​Esp​añol (PDF)​​) for more information.​

Library fees can be paid in person with cash or check, or online with a credit card. 

Customer Code of Conduct

Please refer to our Customer Code of Conduct (PDF) for information.

Children in the Library

Children are welcome in the library. Children under the age of 8 must be supervised and in view of a responsible caregiver. Parents and caregivers are solely responsible for the behavior and safety of their children in the library, whether or not a parent or caregiver is present. Please refer to our Customer Code of Conduct (PDF) for more information.

Computer & Internet use

Internet-connected public computers and Wi-Fi are available in every library. See our 
Computer and Internet Use Policy​ (PDF) (en Esp​añol​ (PDF)) for more information. 

Extended Access

Extended Access provides self-service access to designated library locations outside of staffed hours. All library policies remain in effect during Extended Access hours per the Extended Access policy (PDF). Learn more about the service on the Extended Access page

​Meeting Rooms

Free public meeting rooms are available in all of our libraries. See our Meeting Room Policy (PDF) for guidelines and limitations. Meeting rooms can be reserved online. Learn more about reserving a room on our Meeting Rooms page. 

Food & Beverages

You may eat or drink non-alcoholic beverages everywhere in the library except by the computers.

Public Notice/Bulletin Boards

All libraries have a community bulletin/public notice board. Non-profit groups are welcome to drop off materials to post--sorry we can't post commercial notices. Staff will review the materials and give priority to library and local government postings. Postings are put up as time and space allow--we can't guarantee material will be posted. 

Note on Data Privacy

In accordance with Statute MN 13.40:2, information contained in library records cannot be released to anyone other than the person who registered that card. A parent or guardian who lives in the same household may have access to a minor's record unless the minor has asked that the information not be released. Records of all library transactions are deleted when library materials are returned on time.