Fines and Loan Periods

You may have a free library card if you are a resident of Norwich. Apply at the Front Desk; you will need some form of identification (driver's license, state ID, utility bill, lease, etc.) showing your current address. If you have a current library card from another Connecticut town, you may use it to borrow items at Otis.

Your library card gives you more than borrowing privileges. You also have access to a rich array of online information databases as well as the reQuest statewide library catalog.

Otis Library expects you to return all materials on or before the due date, to pay promptly the fines or damages for which you are responsible, and to give immediate notice of change in your address. You are responsible for any item that anyone checks out on your card. If your card is lost or stolen, report the loss at once by phone (860-889-2365) or in person.


  • Books 28 days - 14 day renewal
  • Magazines & new adult books 14 days
  • Books on CD, music CDs, Playaways 28 days
  • DVDs (feature) 2 days/2 per household
  • DVDs (non-feature and children’s) 7 days/2 per household
  • Video Games 7 days

Items on reserve for another borrower may not be renewed.



  • Books $0.10/day (max. $2.00 per item)
  • DVDs $1.00/day (max. $10.00)
  • Express DVDs & Museum Passes $2.00/day (max. $20.00)
  • Young Adult Video Games $.25/day
  • Lost card replacement $1.00
  • Photocopies and printing $.15/page B&W, $.50 for color


Replacement costs plus a $2 processing fee are charged for lost/damaged items. Fines are automatically posted to your account for any items returned overdue. We reserve the right to revoke borrowing privileges of those who owe fines and fees.