Becket Athenaeum Overdue/Replacement Policy

To provide the best access for all patrons, the Becket Athenaeum does not charge fines or late fees.


If an item is not returned within three (3) months of the date of check-out, or the replacement cost paid, the patron may check out only one (1) item at a time until three (3) months (at least three (3) items) of consistent & on time returns are established.

After that, full borrowing privileges are restored.

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The Becket Athenaeum

Becket Athenaeum Loan Periods

Audiobooks: 3 weeks
Books:: 3 weeks
CDs 3 weeks
DVDs (includes TV shows): 1 week
Museum Passes:
see here

Periodicals: 1 week
Unusual Materials: varies by item

If no other patron is waiting for the item, items may be renewed twice, for the same loan period each time.
Loan periods may differ for items borrowed from other libraries.