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Borrowing Policies
The library has collections of books, magazines, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs that can be borrowed using a Rio Rancho Library card. There are materials appropriate for adults, teens, and children.

Cardholders with a "customer" account may have a maximum of 30 items checked out at any one time. The following table shows the checkout limits for various collections within the library:
 
Item Type Checkout
Period
Maximum #
of Renewals
Checkout
Limit
Music CDs 1 week 2 5
DVD Movies 1 week 2 5 total of any
combination
of DVD types.
Adult Nonfiction DVDs 3 weeks 2
Children's Nonfiction DVDs 1 week  2
Audiobooks 3 weeks 2 5
Downloadable Audiobooks & eBooks 2 weeks 0 4 total
Books 3 weeks 2  
Magazines (back issues only) 3 weeks 2  
Storytime Kits 3 weeks 0 Contact Youth Services
History Trunks 3 weeks 0 Contact Youth Services
Homeschool Collection 3 months  2  


Children 12 and under must have a parent or guardian present when applying for a library card.

A "limited" card can be used to check out two books, but no audiovisual materials. This type of card will be issued to:

-children 13 and over without a parent present
-adults without proof of current New Mexico address

If you forget to bring your library card to the library, you may check out two items using photo identification such as a driver's license.

A nonresident card is available for those visiting from out of state.

Materials checked out from Loma Colorado Main Library can be returned to Esther Bone Memorial Library and vice versa. Library materials from either library can be requested and will be delivered to the appropriate library for pickup. Notification will be made when the item(s) are ready.