Library Closed on Sundays Memorial Day through Labor Day

Library summer hours are in effect. MPL will be closed every Sunday through Labor Day. All other hours remain the same.

Checkout Policies

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  • Items may be renewed for 3 loan periods, provided they have not been requested by other patrons (with exception of Lucky Day materials, which may not be renewed).
  • Your library card number is required to renew items.
  • Your password or PIN is the last four digits of your telephone number.
  • Please note Interlibrary Loan (ILL) items from outside the Manitowoc Calumet Library System may not be renewed online. Please ask staff for assistance.

Renew items in person, by phone, or online:

By Phone

Have your library card ready and call a Service Desk at 920-686-3010 or 920-686-3030 during normal business hours.


Log in to your account on the library catalog. If necessary, click on the Checkouts tab. Place a check next to the items you wish to renew, then click on the Renew button at the bottom of the page.

Loan Periods and Overdue Fines

Checkout loan periods and corresponding overdue fines per item are as follows:

Lucky Day DVDs 3 Days $1.00
DVDs 7 Days $1.00
Video Games 7 Days $1.00
Lucky Day Books 14 Days $.20
Wi-Fi Hotspots 14 Days $1.00
Books 21 Days $.20
Music CDs              21 Days $.20
Books on CD 21 Days $.20
Magazines/Comics 21 Days $.20
Toys 21 Days $.20
Happy Lamps 21 Days $1.00
Discussion Kits 6 Weeks $1.00


Late Fees begin to accrue the day after an item is due. Items not returned after 35 days are considered lost. You are billed to replace them. If you are billed for lost or damaged materials, you may be referred to a collection agency and assessed an additional nonrefundable $10.00 fee. Library accounts that have at least $35 in charges for lost items are referred to a collection agency if lost items are not returned or if no payment is made 14 days after the lost item notice is issued. Contact library staff to make payment arrangements at 920-686-3010 or pay online on your library account with a credit or debit card.