Yolo County Library

Loan Periods, Limits, and Fees

Yolo County Library no longer charges late fees

Material Type Limits
You may check out as many as 50 items with the following limits:
10 Blu-Rays, 10 DVDs
1 Early Learning kit
2 Lucky Day items
1 Chromebook
1 Hot Spot

Loan Periods
1-week  for DVDs, Blu-Rays, and electronic devices
3-weeks  for CDs, books, and magazines
4-weeks for Early Learning Kits
Reference materials do not circulate

Audio/Visual Policy
The Library is not responsible for damage to A/V equipment

Automatic Renewals
This convenient service will renew most library items automatically.  Some library items will not be renewed – for example, electronic materials, kits, and materials that have been requested by another library cardholder.  Please check your library account regularly.  This FAQ sheet provides more detailed information.

The following may be renewed for up to 3 (three) successive periods if there are no requests for them:
DVDs and Blu-Rays – 1 week per renewal
CDs, books and magazines – 3 weeks per renewal
Electronic devices, Early Learning Kits, and Lucky Day items are not renewable

Renew online here. Library card number and PIN are required. All items are renewed from the date of the renewal, not from their due date

Effective April 1, 2021, Yolo County Library no longer charges late fees


The library provides phone notification of holds pickup and overdue.  You may receive a call from Yolo County Library if you have chosen ‘telephone’ as your notification preference.  The telephone notification phone number is (530) 490-2284.  This is an outgoing line and it will not receive calls.  Please save this number in your contacts to prevent your phone service blocking it or labeling it as spam.

QR code for phone notices


Use this QR code to add the Yolo County Library telephone notification phone number to your phone’s contacts.  Your phone will show “Yolo County Library” when you receive a notification.



The library provides a courtesy email notification before your items are due if you have chosen ’email’ as your notification preference.

Blocked Library Account Policy
An account is considered delinquent and no further materials may be borrowed if there are unpaid charges of more than $25.00 on the account. To request renewals for accounts owing more than $25.00 please contact the library.

Lost or Damaged Items
Cost of the item for any item needing replacement. Replacement items are not accepted

Collection Referral
$10.00 charge for each account referred to Unique Management Services, Inc. for collection

Other Charges
$1.00 for each card not expired
20¢ per page for black & white copies
50¢ per page for color copies (photocopier)
$1.00 per page for color copies (pay-to-print)
$25.00 for returned checks

How to Pay a Library Fee
Payments can be made online with a debit or credit card
Choose “My Account” to log in
Online payments are for fees over one dollar ($1.00)
Payments can also be made at a library branch by cash or check

Fax Services
$1.00 for each outgoing fax (up to 10 single-sided or 5 double-sided pages)

  • Pages to be faxed must be on 8 ½ x 11” standard paper and in clean condition—no wrinkles, folds, tears, staples, glue, or cardboard
  • Faxes must be submitted at least 15 minutes before closing
  • The library cannot receive faxes
  • Payment is by cash or check only