Loan Rules

Your library card gives you access to tons of free items and information! However, we do ask that you bring your items back on time to avoid late fees. Fines can be paid with cash, check, or credit/debit card.

Regular Collection

Item TypeLoan PeriodRenewalsFine Per DayMax. Fine
Books in our regular collection21 days2$0.25
Bestseller books (called “Quick Picks” in the library)14 daysNo renewals$1.00
CDs – Music21 days2$0.25
CDs – Audiobooks21 days2$0.25
DVDs – Films7 days2$0.25
DVDs – ( “Quick Picks”)3 daysNo renewals$1.00
Ebooks and Audiobooks from Overdrive14 daysLimitless (if no holds)N/A
Ebooks and Audiobooks from Hoopla21 daysLimitlessN/A
Language Learning Kits (DVDs)21 days2$0.25
Magazines from our periodicals room21 days2$0.25
Digital Magazines10 daysN/A
Video Games7 days2$1.00

Library of Things

The Library of Things is available to LION Libraries patrons only. These items are renewable, so long as there are no holds. You must bring the item to the library in person to renew it.

Musical InstrumentsLoan PeriodFine Per DayReplacement Cost
Acoustic Bass Combo Amp2 weeks$1.00$100
Fender Acoustic Electric Guitar2 weeks$1.00$390
Fender Champion 20 Guitar Amp2 weeks$1.00$130
Jackson JS Spectra Electric Bass2 weeks$1.00$380
Keyboard2 weeks$1.00$195
Practice Drum Pad Kit2 weeks$1.00$292
Squier Electric Guitar2 weeks$1.00$310
Ukuleles2 weeks$1.00$35
Yamaha Classical Acoustic Guitar2 weeks$1.00$150
Board GamesLoan PeriodFine Per DayReplacement Cost
Azul1 week$1.00$25.99
Betrayal at House on the Hill1 week$1.00$50
Carcassonne1 week$1.00$26.99
Cards Against Humanity: Family Edition1 week$1.00$25
Catan1 week$1.00$45
Codenames1 week$1.00$19.95
Ecologies1 week$1.00$25
Ecologies: Bizarre Biomes1 week$1.00$25
Evolution1 week$1.00$49.99
Munchkin1 week$1.00$29.99
Oceans1 week$1.00$49.99
Pandemic1 week$1.00$35.99
Photosynthesis1 week$1.00$39.99
Scrabble1 week$1.00$17.97
Splendor1 week$1.00$35.99
Ticket To Ride1 week$1.00$50
Trekking The National Parks1 week$1.00$50
Wingspan1 week$1.00$50
Everything ElseLoan PeriodFine Per DayReplacement Cost
Art Easel2 weeks$1.00$110
Cricut Explore Air2 weeks$1.00$250
Google Chromebooks1 week$1.00$345
Hanz STEM Inventors Lab1 week$1.00$39
iPads1 week$1.00$500
Karaoke Machine1 week$1.00$250
Kindle Paperwhites2 weeks$1.00$119
LEGO Mindstorms: EV3 Robot Kit1 week$1.00$500
LEGO Star Wars Droid Commander1 week$1.00$219
Littlebits Deluxe Kit1 week$1.00$349
Nintendo Switch1 week$1.00$335
Oculus Quest 2 Virtual Reality Headset1 week$1.00$450
Sewing Machine2 weeks$1.00$200
Telescope2 weeks$1.00$300
Wi-Fi Hotspots2 weeks$1.00$100

How many items can you borrow

You may borrow up to 99 physical items at one time

Can I borrow reference items?

Reference items are available for use only in the library. Often, it is possible to scan your reference materials at our free public document scanner.


Guilford Free Library
67 Park Street, Guilford CT 06437
Phone: 203-453-8282 Fax: 203-453-8288

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