Main Library (File photo)

Main Library (File photo)

Effective immediately, the Santa Monica Public Library will allow DVDs to be renewed by borrowers. The renewal policy will now also include items that have no outstanding hold requests and have not been previously renewed.

In addition, beginning Tuesday, March 19, borrowing privileges at the library will now be blocked if a member has an outstanding balance of $5 or more. People exceeding the $5 limit will not be allowed to check out materials, access the Internet or use a study room, and will be required to reduce their balance to less than $5 before their borrowing privileges can be restored.