Cazenovia Public Library strengthens community by:


– engaging our history

– connecting people

– inspiring lifelong learning  

– transforming lives


Loan Periods

Books, Books on CD, Music CDs, or Magazines

Loan period: 3 Weeks

DVDs (Feature Film)

Loan period: 1 week

DVDs (NonFiction DVD, TV Series & 5+ Hour Miniseries)

Loan Period: 3 weeks

Museum & Park Passes

Loan Period: 1 week

Overdue passes do accrue fines.

Fine Free

As of August 28, 2023 the Cazenovia Public Library has eliminated all fines for items except our museum and park passes. Items not returned will be assumed lost and will result in the blocking of user’s privileges and a bill applied to the account. 


Items checked out at Cazenovia Public Library are eligible for autorenewals. Items will be renewed if there are no other patrons waiting for the item and if it has not already been renewed twice. Items will renew for the same amount of time as the initial loan period. Patrons can confirm renewals and new due dates by logging into their MidYork account or calling the Library at 315.655.9322. You will also receive updates if you sign up for email notifications.

Lost Items

Library material not returned following one month of an elapsed due date will be marked “assumed-lost”. The account holder will be billed for the material and their card will be blocked, restricting them from borrowing additional items. Accounts will be reinstated after the lost items are returned, the bill is paid, or a replacement item* is purchased and received by the Library.

Accounts with lost items must be cleared as soon as possible. The New York State Education Law Section 265 states that “Whoever willfully detains any book, newspaper, magazine, pamphlet, manuscript or other property belonging to any public or incorporated library, reading-room, museum or other educational institution, for thirty days after notice in writing to return the same, given after the expiration of the time which by the rules of such institution, such article or other property may be kept, shall be punished by a fine of not less than one nor more than twenty-five dollars, or by imprisonment in jail not exceeding six months, and the said notice shall bear on its face a copy of this section.”

* Not all MidYork Libraries accept replacement items as forms for payment, so if a lost book was borrowed from another library please contact CPL. Lost Cazenovia items are eligible for replacements of comparable quality.