Borrowing Items

Borrowing Books & More
Present your Bruton Memorial Library Card or Tampa Hillsborough Public Library card to check out books, DVDs, videos and more. Learn more about obtaining a library card.

Loan Periods
  • Books, CDs, CD-ROMs, and magazines: 3 weeks
  • DVDs: 1 week
To renew items you have checked out, you may renew online, or call the Bruton Memorial Library's Service Desk at 813-757-9215. A library card number is required in order to renew items online or over the phone.

Checkout and Hold Request Limits
Library customers may:
  • Checkout a maximum of 50 items per library card.
  • Checkout a maximum of 25 DVDs as part of the 50 items per library card limit.
  • Have 20 hold requests at one time.
  • Have 10 hold requests for 10 DVDs and 10 VHS tapes as part of the 20 maximum hold requests.
Fines & Fees Effective with Materials
  • Fines begin at $0.20 per day on the 8th day and increase $0.20 per day to a maximum of $5 per item.
  • Accounts with charges of $25 or more will be sent to a collection agency with a $10 fee.
  • Lost or damaged items are billed at full cost plus any overdue fines that are owed. No check out is allowed until paid in full.
  • Non-resident card fee will be $100 per year.