Circulating Materials


The Fairmount Public Library strives to provide all of our patrons with a wide variety of materials in various formats to enrich the individual’s educational or recreational pursuits.

Books:  We have a large collection of children, adult, reference, and large-print books available for check-out.  Patrons may check out 5 for two weeks with 1 week grace.  (see Reference check-out rules below)

Magazines:  We also have a large collection of children, teen, and adult magazines, titles range from “National Geographic Kids” to “Sport’s Illustrated”.   Patrons may check out 4 for 1 week with 1 week grace.

Audio Books:  Our collection of audio books continues to grow.  Much of this developing section includes popular works of fiction; however, non-fiction titles are also beginning to appear.  Many of our borrowers find the audio books interesting listening on car journeys. They are a great way to listen to a book if you have trouble reading print.  There are also a growing number of Teen and Juvenile titles available.  Patrons may check out 6 for 1 week with 1 week grace.

Videos:  We have an extensive children and family video collection.  Patrons may check out 2 for two days with 1 day grace.

DVDS:  Only adult library card holders (18 and up) may check out the DVDs.  Patrons may check out 2 for two days with one day grace.

Music CDS:  Adult and Teen library card holders may check out 2 CDs for two days with 1 day grace.

Kits-To-Go:  Topic multi-media kits for preschool to third grade for use in schools, daycare, homeschooling, or educational learning at home.  Adult patrons may check out 1 kit for two weeks with 1 day grace.

James Dean Collection: DVDs and videos in this collection may circulate 2 for 2 days, with no renewals. Books or pamphlets may circulate 2 for 1 week, with no renewals.

Reference Materials: Certain reference items may not circulate at the discretion of the librarian. Materials that do, 5 books for 1 week, with 1 week grace period.

*Loan periods for all Library materials may be  subject to change.  Renewals for any materials will be done at the Librarian’s discretion, unless otherwise stated below.

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