Loans and Renewals

Loan Periods

The loan period on most items is three weeks. DVDs are one week. For further exceptions, see Washington County Library’s Borrow Materials page.


Loans automatically renew 3 times unless there is a hold on the item. Each renewal is for an additional 3 weeks.

To Renew Materials Manually:

A valid library card bar code and PIN is required for renewal.

  • Use My Account link on the front page of the library’s web site.
  • Visit the the Check Out Desk in person
  • Call the Check Out Desk at 651-275-4338, ext. 4873.
  • Access the “My Account” link on the catalog computer in the library

Items with holds and MnLINK items cannot be renewed. eBooks and Downloadable Audiobooks can be renewed. Instructions can be found on the eBooks, eAudio, and eMagazines page.

Renewal periods are…

  • 3 weeks for books, magazines, audiobooks and CDs
  • 1 week for DVDs
  • 1 or 2 weeks for Law Library materials

Loan periods for most borrowed materials may be extended three times.

For more information, see Washington County’s page on Loan Periods / Renewals.


Book Drop / Materials Return

An exterior slot to return library materials 24/7 is available at the exit way of the Third Street parking ramp. Another drop box is located inside the library in the lobby of Fourth Street door side of the building. This box is for the convenience of users using the library during regular hours.

Doorstep Delivery

SPL delivers books and other materials free of charge to residents of the City of Stillwater who are temporarily or permanently unable to get to the library due to illness or physical limitation. Contact the Circulation Department, at 275-4338, ext. 4873. (Washington County residents living outside of the Stillwater city limits should contact the at 651-275-8500.)