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A public library operated by the City of Myrtle Beach
Hours :
Thursday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Loan Policy

Loan Limits:
  • 30 Books
  • 10 Audio Books
  • 5 DVDs
  • 10 Magazines
Loan Periods:

Every item has a loan period of 3 weeks except for:

  • DVDs: 1 week
  • Magazines: 1 week
  • New Fiction Books: 2 weeks

Fines are $0.10 cents per day, per item for all materials, except for New Books, which are $0.25 cents per day, per item. Fines for Inter-Library loans are $1.00 per day, per item. When the total amount of fines owed excedes $10.00 the library account is blocked. The maximum fine for Chapin Library owned materials is $5.00 per item. The maximum fine for Inter-Library loans is usually equal to the replacement cost of the item, but it can be more depending on the policy of the lending library. 


You may renew items up to 2 times unless someone has a hold on the item you want to renew. You may renew your items by phone or go on our website and log into your account and renew from there.

Lost or Damaged Items:

If an item that is checked out on your account (or an associated account) is lost or is damaged, the primary card holder is responsible for paying the full price listed in our system to replace the item. Alternatively, the card holder has the option of trying to purchase the same item elsewhere at a lesser cost than our price. The replacement copy must be an exact copy of the item. Please see Customer Service staff for details.