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Loan Period and Services

ItemLoan Period
Books, Music, Audiobooks, DVD Sets, Toys21 days
Fast Favorites, Chromebooks, Video Games, Hotspots14 days
Magazines, DVDs and Blu-rays7 days

A maximum of 50 items may be borrowed on a single full service library card at one time. Extended loan periods are available for educators. Limits on digital items with W-E eCard vary per platform.


CLEVNET has implemented automatic renewals of physical materials. Materials will automatically renew one day before an item is due. Materials will not automatically renew if:

  • Someone else has placed a hold on the item.
  • The item has reached its renewal limit (renewal limits vary by library system).
  • Your account is blocked due to excess fines or fees.

If an item CANNOT be renewed, you will receive a courtesy due soon notice (via PHONE, EMAIL, or SMS Text) the evening before your materials are due.

To review and update your notification options, please visit CLEVNET for instructions.

Materials may be manually renewed in the library, by telephone or via the library catalog. Fast Favorites, devices, toys, and video games cannot be renewed.

Overdue Fines

Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library has eliminated overdue fines on nearly all items. The following items are excluded from the fine free policy:

MaterialLoan PeriodDaily FineMax. Fine
Hotspots7 Days$5.00$15.00
Chromebooks/Hotspot Bundle14 Days$5.00$15.00
Toys21 Days$1.00$3.00
Bike Locks3 Days$1.00$3.00
Traffic Cones7 Days$1.00$3.00
Auto Diagnostic Reader7 Days$5.00$15.00

If the fines or fees on your card exceed $10.00, your account will be blocked until the overdue items are returned or your account balance is reduced to less than $10.00.

If you have 5 or more items overdue, your account will be blocked until the items are returned. If an item is not returned within 21 days of the due date, you will be charged the replacement cost of the item.

Be aware that fine free only applies to W-E Library items. Items borrowed from other libraries will be subject to the fine policy of the owning library.

Book and AV Drops

Each library has outdoor book and audiovisual drops that are open 24 hours per day.

Requesting Materials & Holds

Card holders may place holds on most material within the WEPL system. The only exclusions are:

  • Reference items
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Non-holdable DVDs
  • Fast Favorites
  • Video Games
  • Tablets, Hotspots, & Launchpads
  • Toys & Board Games

Material not available through the WEPL or CLEVNET system may be requested through our Interlibrary Loan Service. The library card used to request materials must be presented when materials are picked up.

Chromebook, Hotspot & Video Game Lending Restrictions

Only 1 Chromebook and/or hotspot may be checked out to a cardholder. Chromebook bundles, Launchpads, and hotspots may not be circulated through interlibrary loan. These items must be returned to the library where the device was checked out. They cannot be returned to other Clevnet libraries. Electronic devices should be returned directly to the Circulation Desk. Dropping the device in the book drop will result in a fine. Some items may require an additional Borrower Agreement to be signed & completed at the time of checkout of the item.

Chromebooks, hotspots, and 14-day loan video games may only be circulated to Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library cardholders, and may not be borrowed until thirty (30) days after a new card has been issued.

Board Game Lending

Each of our four branches has a different selection of board games for you to borrow.

Borrowing Guidelines:
  • Games can be borrowed for 21 days.
  • Games are not eligible for renewal and may not be placed on Hold.
  • Games must be returned to the lending library.
  • You may borrow 2-3 games at a time.


Our virtual card provides access to our digital collection of eMedia including eBooks, downloadable audio, magazines, music and streaming video as well as our learning databases, online career services and more. The card allows 24/7 access to all of our online resources including:

  • Download ebooks and digital audiobooks
  • Download music
  • Stream videos
  • Access our online databases

You will need to upgrade to a full service library card in order to place holds on and check-out physical materials: books, dvds, and music from our library. Please visit one of our libraries to upgrade your account and bring a photo ID with a current address.

Our staff will email your ecard number within 1 business day of receiving your email. Once you get your library card number you can instantly access our emedia collections.

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