Borrowing Privileges

Loan Periods

Patrons may borrow print material, audiobooks, and music CDs from the Woodland Public Library for 3 weeks. DVDs, videos, and City Council discs check out for 1 week. Material borrowed from other libraries in the system (Sacramento, Folsom, Colusa, or Sutter) may have different loan periods and may have different limits on number of items checked out.

Late Fines

Adult Material

Overdue fines are 25 cents per day for adult materials to a maximum of $5 per item. The replacement fee for lost or damaged items is the cost of the item. 

Children and Teen Material

There are no overdue fines on children or teen materials.


  • Materials belonging to other libraries will still have overdue fines assessed.
  • Fines are based on the material type, not the age of the borrower.  An adult checking out an Elephant & Piggie book for their child would not be assessed overdue fines.  A child whose card is used to check out a James Patterson novel for their parent will be assessed overdue fines.
  • All items that are damaged will still be charged for repair or replacement.
  • All items that are long overdue will be assumed lost, and a bill will be sent for replacement.

Overdue fines from other libraries in the system may be different.

Check Out Limits

Patrons may checkout a total of 50 items. The maximum number of DVDs and CDs allowed at one time is 10 items each, for a total of 20 items (included in the overall 50 items).

Email Notification

Patrons with an email account can request email notification when books on hold are ready to be picked up and can be notified 3 days prior to the materials' due date. Email notification is a courtesy but is not guaranteed. It is the patron's responsibility to check on hold items and be aware of material due dates.


Library material may be renewed in person, over the telephone at 530-661-5980, or by the patron's library account online. Material may be renewed up to 6 times for print material, audiobooks, and CDs, and DVDs with the exception of those items on hold for another patron or those items designated express items.


Patrons may return library materials to the Woodland Public Library or any branch of the Sacramento, Folsom, Sutter, and Colusa Public Libraries.


Holds may be placed in person, over the telephone at 530-661-5980, or by the patron's library account online. The total number of holds is not to exceed 25 items.

Out of System Requests

Out-of-system requests (InterLibrary Loan) may be placed on books that are not at the Woodland Public Library or any of the libraries in the system. There is a $2 fee for each item requested.

Online Library Account

Patrons with library cards may access their library account through the library's catalog.