1.1. Digital Books (cartridges) mailed via US Postal Service are loaned for up to eight weeks. There is a limit of 15 titles per member with no late charges for items returned after the due date. When the member's account is closed, a letter is sent to the member's address requesting any outstanding cartridges to be returned. No fees will be charged for lost items.
1.2. Digital Books downloaded from BARD by members will have no due date or return date. BARD titles have no limits to the number of downloads by members. BARD download titles are not returned when a member's account is suspended.
1.3. Magazines loaned through the NLS subscription database are returned to the approved NLS vendor listed on the return address. A member may have one or more titles sent to his/her address. The loan period is 5 weeks for weekly magazine cartridges which includes 2 weeks for travel time, and 9 weeks for magazine cartridges that are monthly or monthly/weekly which includes 2 weeks travel time.
1.4. Magazines including the Talking Times Newsletter loaned through the Perkins subscription contract must be returned as soon as possible after the member has read the title. A member may have one or more titles sent to his/her address. Failure to return 3 issues of a magazine after 7 weeks will cause suspension of a member's account until the magazines are returned.
1.5. Braille Books are loaned directly by Perkins Braille and Talking Books Library for a maximum of 8 weeks.
1.6. Described Digital Video Discs (DVDs) are loaned through Perkins. In accordance with Perkins policy, a member may borrow 1 title at a time for 2 weeks from Perkins. The title must be returned before another DVD is borrowed.