Using Materials

Checking Out Materials

Returning Materials

Renewing Materials

Requesting Materials

Suggesting Materials


Checking Out Materials


How many items can I check out?


You can check out a maximum of 36 items at one time. 10 of those items can be movies.

What are the loan periods?


Material
Loan Period
Books, Books on Tape, Books on CDs, E-Books and E-Audiobooks
3 Weeks
Videotapes, DVDs and magazines
1 Week

Returning Materials
Where do I return materials?
Materials may be returned inside the library during normal business hours.

Where do I return materials when the library is closed?
After hours you may return materials in the book and video return drop located on the throughway that runs behind the library past the outdoor amphitheater or the drop located near the front entrance of the library. For your convenience, both drops are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, even during library service hours and holidays.

When does an item count as returned?
As long as your materials are turned in by 8am the day after the due date, it will be checked in on time. (i.e. if materials are due back May 5, turning them in by 8 am on May 6 will be considered checked in on time)

Renewing Materials


All materials may be renewed 24 times provided there are no holds on the item.

Materials can be renewed using one of the following methods:
  • By Phone: The Check Out Desk @ 972.230.9665
  • Online: When you access your account through the library's homepage
  • In-person: Renew at the Check Out Desk

Requesting Materials



Holds

REQUESTING HOLDS ON LIBRARY ITEMS (December 2020 – February 2021) 

ONLINE 

Zula B. Wylie Public Library customers may place a request for items from the DeSoto Public library in the DeSoto Public Library catalog, then pick the item up at the DeSoto Public Library. DeSoto Public Library customers may place a request for items from the Zula B. Wylie Public Library in the Zula B. Wylie Public Library catalog, then pick the item up at the Zula B. Wylie Public Library. 

BY PHONE OR IN PERSON 

Contact the DeSoto Public Library or the Zula B. Wylie Public Library in person or via phone to request a hold on a library item. 

A staff member will place a hold for you. You must pick up the item at the library where the hold was placed. Items will not be transferred at this time. 

Suggesting Materials


Click Here to suggest a title that you would like to see added to the Library's collection. Whether the material is purchased or not is based on our current collection goals and budget.