Borrow, renew, reserve, and return materials
Borrow - Renew - Return - Link+
There is no limit to how many items you can have checked out on your account at a time, except for traditional InterLibrary Loans and Book Club in a Bag kits. There is no limit to how many Link+ items you can have checked out on your account at a time.
- Books, DVDs, Music CDs, and Books on CD check out for 21 days.
- InterLibrary Loans check out for 14 days; only 2 may be checked out at one time.
- Link+ items check out for 21 days.
- Book Club in a Bag kits check out for 42 days; only 2 may be checked out at one time.
All items (except Book Club in a Bag Kits, Museum Passes, and InterLibrary Loans) will be automatically renewed up to three times unless someone is waiting for the item. Link+ items will automatically renew one time unless someone is waiting for the item. If you want to renew items manually, follow the procedure below:
- Click My Account in the top menu.
- Enter the barcode number from your library card and your 4-digit PIN.
- Click in the check boxes next to the items you wish to renew.
- Click the green "renew selected items" button at the bottom of the page.
Call 760-738-0249 to renew your items over the phone. You will need your library card number and pin.
Is the item checked in?
If an item is showing as available in the library catalog and you are coming in to pick it up right away, please call the Information Desk at 760-839-4839 so that a staff member may set the item aside for you.
If the item is not showing as checked in, or it is after library open hours:
Click on the "place request" button next to the item listing in the library catalog and follow the instructions on the screen. You will be asked to enter your library card number (barcode) and pin.
Once the item is available, you will receive a phone call, email, or text message depending on your notification preference. You will then have 10 days to pick up your item.
Items may be returned at the two outdoor book drops, located in the Library parking lot, 24/7, 365 days/year.
During business hours, items may also be returned at the interior return. This return will check in the items immediately and provide you with a return receipt upon request.
LINK+ (Link Plus) is a free service that allows Escondido Public Library patrons to borrow items not available in the library collection. LINK+ is a cooperative effort among over 72 California and Nevada public and academic libraries.
As a participating library, this service increases the number of titles available to Escondido Public Library patrons to over 6.5 million items! Couriers come daily Monday through Friday, giving patrons faster access to their requested items than traditional InterLibrary Loan services. Patrons now have a greater choice of scholarly works, subject specialties and popular genres, available for free checkout and pickup with their library card.
Link+ items check out for 21 days and will automatically renew one time as long as no one is on hold for the item. There is no limit to how many Link+ items can be checked out or on hold at one time. No overdue fees will be charged for late items, however, a flat rate of $115 per lost Link+ item will be charged.