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Bowling Green Public Library

Renew or Reserve a Book

How to renew or reserve materials

Patrons can stop by the library in person or call the library during regular business hours, 573-324-5030. There is an after hours drop box located next to the front door to return materials when the library is closed.

Books can be checked out for 2 weeks

DVDS can be checked out for 2 days

If a library item is damaged or lost, please call or stop by the library.  We will not charge a replacement fee greater than the price of the book.  Late fees are 25¢ a day.

Interlibrary Loan Policy

If the item you want is not available in the library catalog, it may be borrowed through the library’s interlibrary loan service. 


  • Any patron with a valid library card in good standing may request materials through interlibrary loan.
  • There is no fee for interlibrary loans.
  • You will be notified when the item is ready for you to pick up at the library.
  • Items on Hold Shelf will expire after 10 days.
  • If an interlibrary loan item is not returned or returned damaged there will be a fee of the price of the book plus fees the lending library may charge.
  • The average turnaround time for an interlibrary loan request is about 2-3 weeks, but it could be longer depending on the availability of the item.
  • Some requests may go unfilled because the lender cannot provide the item. The patron will be notified.
  • Interlibrary loan materials need to be returned to Bowling Green Public Library.

You can also renew or reserve materials online: 

Renew or Reserve Books Online

Your entire library card number is your username, the last five digits of your card number is your PIN.

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