Check-outs & Renewals


  • Adults and young people with library cards in good standing may check out a maximum of 25 items, with a limit of three DVDs within that total.
  • New books, items marked "7 days," test booklets, and DVDs check out for seven days. All other items check out for three weeks.
  • Items not requested by other patrons can be renewed one time online (not available if overdue), in person, or by phone. Renew on ValleyCat or at a Merced County Library branch or SJVLS member branch, call a branch library during open hours, or call toll free (866) 290-8681.
  • Cardholders can review due dates for checked out items in ValleyCat.