Borrowing Explained

Ways to Borrow

  • Customers may borrow physical material via checkout at any BCLS Location
  • Customers may borrow 35 items per card
  • Customers may borrow items via Library by Mail or the Mobile Library
  • Customers may borrow e-content via BCLS website

Borrowing Guide

Item Type

Loan Period

Item Limit

Daily Late Fine


4 weeks




1 week



CDs 2 weeks 10 15¢
Magazines 2 weeks 10 15 ¢
Interlibrary Loan 3 weeks 10 25¢
Borrow a Book Club 8 weeks 1 $1
Video Games 1 week 2 $1
eBooks & eAudiobooks 1, 2 or 3 weeks 10 no fines
Technology on Loan 2 weeks 3 $1


Requesting Items

Services Fees

  • Items borrowed through Interlibrary Loan are subject to a $3.00 service fee per item
  • Items borrowed through Library by Mail are subject to $1.00 service fee per item 


  • Books, DVDs, CDs, Magazines, Video Games, and e-content may be renewed 2 times for their original loan periods
  • Tech on loan is renewable 1 time for 21 days
  • Interlibrary Loan items and Borrow a Book Club cannot be renewed

Residents of Burlington County who pay the Burlington County Library tax are entitled to free library cards with the Burlington County Library System. Library cards are issued to individuals rather than organizations, businesses or families. Registration for a library card may be made at the circulation desk of any BCLS location or online through the library’s website. A valid photo id and proof of current address must be presented at time of registration/activation. Full borrowing privileges entitle the customer to access to our extensive physical collections at all BCLS locations, public computers, databases, e-collection, live stream video and audio collection, as well as our in-person and virtual programming. Non-residents may join BCLS for an annual fee of $50.00.