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Checkouts, Renewals and Holds

Checkout Periods, Limits and Renewals

  • Maximum of 100 borrowed physical items on your account at one time
  • Ability to place a hold on items 
  • Maximum of 10 holds at one time on physical items
  • Maximum of 20 holds at one time on digital cloudLibrary items
  • Maximum of 25 holds at one time on digital OverDrive items

Two-item maximum of eligible items for limited-access cardholders (those without photo identification and proof of address).

Materials Check-out Time Limit Renewals Holds

Books, Audiobooks, DVDs/Blu-rays, Magazines, Music CDs, Children's Board Books

3 weeks


3 times


eBooks and eAudiobooks, Other digital resources




Internet To-Go Hotspot Kit, Chromebooks 3 weeks 1 3 times Yes
Kits and Toolkits 3 weeks 1 per kit 3 times Yes
Link+ materials 3 weeks Max. 3 times
Video Games 3 weeks 3 3 times Yes

Max.= 100-item limit

Renew Your Materials

Place Sunnyvale Public Library Materials on Hold

If the item you want is checked out to another user, you may place a hold on it. The Library will notify you when the item is available for pickup.

To place a hold:

Pause and Reactivate Holds

Pausing a hold allows you to maintain your place in the hold list while you are away. You will continue to move up the hold queue until you are first in line. If the hold is still paused when a copy becomes available, it will be given to the person next in line. When you choose to reactivate your hold, the next copy returned will be processed for you.

To pause your hold:

Request a Book from Another Library (Link+)

Link+ is a consortium of libraries. Sunnyvale Public Library and other libraries have resumed Link+ service.

To request a Link+ book:

  1. Search the Library's Catalog.
  2. If the Library does not own a copy, click "Search other resources" in the top right corner of the search results.
  3. Click "Search Link+ for additional items." Link+ will re-do the search in a new tab.
  4. Click "Request it" for the item. A small window will pop up.
  5. Select "Sunnyvale Public Library" and "Submit."
  6. Enter your account information and "Submit."
Last Updated: Jun 30, 2021