All items circulate for 21 days except:

  • New Books (14 days)
  • Entertainment DVDs (7 days)
  • Children’s DVDs (7 days)
  • Non-Fiction DVDs (14 days)
  • Museum Passes* (2 days)

*Must be borrowed on an adult Bristol card (cardholder must be at least 18)

Renewing Items

All items can be renewed 2 times except:

Only 1 renewal is allowed on:

  • DVDs
  • Inter-Library Loans (Note: Some may not be renewed)

No renewal is allowed on:

  • Museum Passes
  • Items that have holds placed on them

Note: Borrowers may not renew if they have a fine of $10 or more.

Borrowing Limits

There are no borrowing limits except:

  • DVDs, 12 per card
  • Museum passes, 2 per family, per month


All adult fines are $0.10 per day except:

  • $1.00 per day: Videos and DVDs
  • $5.00 per day: Museum passes

If you live in Connecticut and have a valid public library card from your city or town, you can use it to borrow items from any public library in Connecticut.