Using the Library

Blocked Status

As a CPL card holder, your borrowing status may be blocked for one of the following reasons:

  • You have 10 or more items overdue on your account
  • You have more than 50 items checked out on your account
  • You have $25.00 or more in fines
  • Your card has expired

Library cards, like drivers licenses, expire after a two year period. You can renew your library card by visiting any branch of the Cleveland Public Library and presenting the proper form of identification. *This information is extracted from the Library’s Circulation Policy. You may choose to view the Circulation Policy in its entirety as passed by the Board of Trustees.

Fines & Fees

General Information