Borrowing Items

Once you have a North Richland Hills Library card, you're ready to start borrowing from our collection of over 165,000 items! But, you may be wondering just how long you'll have each item for. The table below breaks down the length of loans for each item type.

ItemLoan PeriodLimit
Book3 WeeksNone
Fiction DVDs & Blu-Rays1 Week10
Non-Fiction DVDs/Blu-Rays3 Weeks10
Audio Books3 WeeksNone
Interlibrary Loans3 WeeksNone
Books on Shelves

Placing Holds

Library materials can be placed on hold and a notification will be sent when the item becomes available.  

  • By Phone - Materials can be placed on hold over the phone during library hours by calling the Reference Department at 817-427-6814 or the Children's Department at 817-427-6818.
  • Online - To place a hold through the library catalog, locate the item in the catalog and then select Place Hold. You will be prompted to enter your library card number and password.


  • A notification will be sent via an email or phone call when the requested item is ready for pick up.
  • Requested items are kept on the Pick Up Holds shelf on the first floor.
  • Holds are available at the Pick Up Holds shelf for five days.
  • You can also pick up your holds using LibraryExpress, our curbside delivery service.

Renewing Items

Items will renew automatically on the due date for another loan period up to three times, except for Interlibrary loans or items on hold for another patron. 

Returning Items

All Library materials, including Interlibrary loans, may be returned to the Circulation Desk or any of the drops during Library hours. Drive-through and walk-up drops are located on the north side of the Library and are always available.

Requesting Items

If you have searched the Library catalog and did not find what you're looking for, try:


Beginning Monday, April 4, 2022, items checked out from the NRH Library and returned past their due date will no longer accrue overdue fines. However, please note the fees for lost, non-returned, or damaged items, will still apply. 

  • Patrons with overdue items will now be unable to check out additional items or use library services until any overdue items are returned. 
  • When items are 30 days past their due date, they are marked as "lost," and patrons are charged for those items.

Ready to start borrowing?

Just head over to our Books & More section for inspiration, or visit our online catalog to start browsing!