New Loan Periods

Beginning October 1, 2018 the Blackstone Library changed its two week and four week checkout times to three weeks.  In addition, our Hot Reels DVDs will no longer be able to be placed on hold.  For a list of all the changes and loan periods, click here.

The library is implementing new loan periods for many of our items, as recommended by the LION Consortium’s Best Practices Task Force. This allows us to align our loan periods with other LION libraries, making things simpler for you when borrowing items!

Changes include:

21 DAY LOAN for:

  • Books (including new)
  • Books on CD
  • Nonfiction DVDs
  • Graphic Novels
  • Magazines
  • Music CDs
  • Telescope
  • Sewing machines


  • Hot Reels DVDs

No changes:

 iPads & Laptops (in-house use)

  • Museum Passes (2 days)
  • Hot Picks (7 days, no holds)
  • Hotspots & Roku (7 days)
  • DVDs (7 days)
  • Book Club Sets (6 weeks)