We Are Fine Free!

Glenside Library does not charge late fines for overdue materials. Studies indicate that late fines, no matter how small, are a real and significant burden for low-income individuals, children, and families. Financial barriers can discourage those who rely on the library for books required for schoolwork, public computers and job resources, or simply a safe, open, welcoming space to visit. We want all people to be able to use our resources, rather than worry about whether or not they owe a fine.


Items you have checked out will auto-renew as many times as allowed, if eligible, when no other patrons have placed a hold against that item. If there are holds for the item, then it will not be auto-renewed. Email notices are sent indicating which items were and were not renewed. Also, courtesy notices will be sent for items which are due and could not be renewed.

Loan Periods
Material TypeLoan Period
Books3 weeks
Audiobooks3 weeks
Book/CD Sets3 weeks
Music CDs3 weeks
Learning Games/Puzzles3 weeks
Adventure Packs3 weeks
S.T.E.A.M. Kits3 weeks
New Books (Adult)2 weeks
Fit Kits2 weeks
Binge Box: limit 12 weeks
DVDs1 week
Video Games: limit 51 week
New Music CDs1 week
Launchpad Tablets limit 31 week
Magazines1 week
Fitness Passes1 week
New DVDs: limit 53 days
Bicycle Locks3 hours
Interlibrary LoansVaries