Borrowing

Loan Periods


Most library materials circulate for 21 days.
Exceptions include:
  • New Fiction DVDs & Blu-ray Discs (Kid’s and Adult’s) - 7 days
  • Video Games – 7 days
  • In-Demand, Non-Holdable Books & Audio Books – 14 days
  • Reference Materials - Non-circulating
Image of self check-out stations and DVDs and CDs available for check out
Please note: The Library offers multimedia items for use at your discretion and does not assume any responsibility for damages that may result to personal equipment.

Renewing Materials and Checking Your Account Status


If not on hold for another patron, most items may be renewed for four additional loan periods by phone, in person, or on-line. You may view instructions for this process on the WCCLS site. There are several ways to renew materials:
  • Automated phone renewals - call the 24-hour Telephone Renewal Line at 503-846-3245. You will need your library card number and password. (Not sure what your password is? Try the last four digits of your phone number.)
  • In person - Ask library staff to renew items on your account at BCL to Go, at the Service Desk, or by calling Access Services at 503-644-2197, option 1.
  • Online - access your WCCLS Patron Account from home or at the Library. You will need your library card number and password. (Not sure what your password is? Try the last four digits of your phone number.)

Reserving Materials


Most circulating items found on WCCLS can be reserved by placing a hold. As soon as it is available, the item will be transferred to the library you designate and held for one week for you to pick up. You will be notified by email that your reserve is being held, unless you notify library staff that you wish to receive a notice by phone or mail. There are several ways to place a reserve:
  • In person - ask staff for help with holds assistance at BCL to Go or at a service desk.
  • By phone - call 503-644-2197 and choose Children's, Teen or Adult desks.
  • Online - access the WCCLS Library Catalog from home or at the Library. You will need your library card number and password. (Not sure what your password is? Try the last four digits of your phone number.) See video instructions for placing holds from the online catalog.
  • To place a hold from the online catalog:
    • Search the WCCLS catalog to identify the title you wish to reserve.
    • Click on the “Place a Hold” button located next to the title.
    • Enter your full library card barcode without any spaces or dashes, your password, and click Submit.
    • To see your place in line for a title, bring up your patron record in WCCLS and click "On Hold" in the drop down menu beneath your Username. This will show a list of items you have on hold.
Please note: If you no longer need your hold, please cancel it online, by telephone or in person, so that it may quickly move to the next person in line.

Fines and Fees

All materials in the library are overdue fine free. Patrons will be billed replacement cost for items that are more than 25 days overdue, however, so remember to renew or return before then.

More information about the fine rate change is available at https://www.wccls.org/finefree.

Overdue notices are emailed approximately 2 days after items are due. Fees for lost or damaged materials are billed by the owning library and include the replacement cost of the item. Checkout is not permitted when the total account balance reaches $20.00; fees may be paid at any Washington County Library.  

Returns


All library materials may be returned to any public library in Washington County. At the main Beaverton City Library, drive-up return slots are located on the east side of the building off of Tucker Street, and are open 24 hours a day. Inside the Library, return slots are located at the Circulation Desk and are available during Library operating hours.

BCL Pickup


If you need holds delivered to your vehicle, call 503-644-2197, ext. 1 to learn about BCL Pickup, available at the main library.