If you know you won’t be able to return things by their due date, you may be able to renew the items up to two times. This is dependent on whether someone is waiting for the item and the rules of the library that owns the item. Renewals are never guaranteed. You can either renew your items in person, from the online catalog, or by calling us during open hours at 618-281-4237 ext. 0.
Items from different libraries may have different late fees. DVDs that belong to the Columbia Public Library are .50 per day when late, and books and other items are .20 per day.
To use the library (including, but not limited to checking out items and using computers), patrons must have less than $5.00 in fines or fees on their library account.
If there are extenuating circumstances (ex. theft, unexpected hospitalization), please contact the Library Director.