Borrow library items
Use self-check-out machines to borrow books, magazines and CDs. To check-out DVDs or hold items, go to any checkout desk in the library.
Most Salem Public Library items are loaned for three weeks. Loan periods can vary with other CCRLS libraries. The due date for each item is displayed on your checkout receipt, and online at
If you sign up for
e-delivery you will be sent a courtesy reminder two days prior to an item's due date. You are responsible for returning items on time even if you do not receive a reminder notice.
Place library items on hold
Rather than constantly checking on an item you want to borrow, you can place a hold on the item. When an item on hold becomes available, you will be notified by email or phone, depending on the selection you made when you signed up for your account. You can have 50 hold requests pending on your account.
To place a hold:
Search for the item in the catalog
Click the Place Hold button next to the item.
Choose a pick up location for your hold.
Ask staff at any Ask Here desk for help.
Hold items are stored in a public area by last name for 7 days.
Request items not available in the catalog
If you are unable to locate the material you need in our catalog, you may request it from another library system using Interlibrary Loan, or request the library purchase it.
Renew library items
You can renew most items for two additional checkout periods unless there is a waiting list. A few items (new books, DVDs, fine art, and magazines) cannot be renewed.
In person at any CCRLS member library.
Online through the library catalog at "My Account."
By phone with TeleCirc at 503-589-7740. TeleCirc is an automated library system available 24 hours a day.
Please make note of the new due date.
If you would like additional assistance to complete a renewal, fill out and return this form.
Return library items
You can return items:
Inside either library during all open hours.
24/7 at the drive up book drop on the Liberty St. side of the main library.
At any CCRLS member library listed on the back of your card.
All items must be returned inside the library at the Check Out desk.
Return items checked out from other Oregon library systems directly to those libraries.
Overdue fees, lost and damaged items information.