IE libraries change return, renewal policies

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. Riverside County's 33 library branches are now allowing patrons to renew books and audio materials for a longer period, as long as no one else has requested the same item. Readers can also keep a book for 10 weeks instead of six.

Meanwhile, the county system has also decided to take back videos and DVDs sooner. Patrons can no longer renew items, which must be brought back after two weeks. This change allows people quicker access to videos and DVDs, which can be viewed and returned in a short amount of time.

The San Bernardino County system, which has 30 branches, now allows people to renew all VHS videos one time. Most other items, including books, can be checked out for 21 days and can be renewed for another 21 days if no else is waiting for them.

The San Bernardino County Library also has downloadable books. They can be downloaded from the library's Web site to computers or MP3 players.

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