Policies and Frequently Asked Questions

PPLC membership

The Clearwater Public Library System (CPLS) is a member of the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative (PPLC) and abides by the PPLC Circulation Policy, including loan periods, overdue fines, and library card eligibility.


Reserves may be placed by calling the library at (727) 562-4970, in-person at any Clearwater Public Library System location, or via the Online Library Catalog with your valid library card number and PIN. Patrons must have their library card number to place reserves and are limited to 25 requests on their account at one time.


Most material may be renewed up to three (3) times, if there are no requests for the item. Detailed borrowing policies can be viewed here.

To renew items and check due dates, you may log into your account here or call the automated service at (727) 286-6894 anytime.