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Loan periods and fees


A replacement fee will be charged for all unreturned items.

You will be notified of overdue items by telephone or e-mail. The Library uses a recovery agency to collect replacement charges and fees. Please be aware that this can affect your personal credit rating.

You can pay your fees in branch or online via SmartPay:

Helpful hints

  • When you borrow library materials, you receive a receipt, a printed list that tells you when each item must be returned. Keep this list as your date due reminder, until all items are returned. Always check your receipt to ensure that you return items by their due dates.
  • If you lose your list, you can see what items you have borrowed and when they are due back by checking My Borrowing, by calling us at 613-580-2940 or by phoning TeleCIRC at 613-580-2535.
  • Make it a habit to check My Borrowing online from the library’s catalogue. This shows exactly what you have borrowed or placed on request, what is overdue, and lists any outstanding amounts owing.
  • Returns - You can return materials to any branch or to the bookmobile. Book drops are available at all branches.
  • Express items are popular and high-demand items, available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Borrowing times are shortened and there are limited renewals on items.

General Collections

Item Type

Loan Period



Replacement Cost

Book - Print / Audio 21 days none 5 variable
Book - Print / Audio (Express) 7 days none 1 variable
eBook (Express) 7 days 2 0 variable
eBook / eAudiobook varies 10 0 variable
DAISY audiobook 42 days none 5 variable
Magazine 21 days none 5 variable
DVD  21 days none 5 variable
DVD Film (Express) 3 days none 0 variable
DVD - TV Series (Express) 7 days none 0 variable
Music CD / Video Game 21 days none 5 variable
Music CD / Video Game (Express) 7 days none 1 variable
Interlibrary Loan varies none 0 variable

Access Passes: Museums, Parks, etc.

  • The loan period for all Access Passes is 7 days with no renewals.
  • Visit the Access Passes page for more usage information.
  • Click on the Access Pass for details as to availability and/or to borrow.

Musical Instruments

Instrument Replacement cost
Acoustic Bass Guitar $362.00
Acoustic guitar 1/2 size $166.00
Acoustic Guitar 3/4 Size $177.00
Acoustic Guitar Full Size $192.00
Banjo, 5 string $517.00
Bell set, 2.5 octaves $304.00
Bongo drums, 7 & 8.5 in $80.99
Cajon $155.75
Cello 1/2 Size $797.00
Digital Keyboard, 61 Note $451.25
Digital Piano, 88-note $710.00
Djembe $135.00
Doumbek $145.99
Electric Guitar $615.44
Mandolin $366.50
Mridangam $135.00
Ukulele $85.00
Violin $542.00

Equipment you can borrow

Equipment Type Replacement cost Catalogue Link
CO2 Monitor $325.00
Kill A Watt: electricity usage monitor $36.95
MovieMaker Pro : 8mm/Super 8 film to digital $400.00
Orion StarBlast II 4.5 EQ Reflector telescope $300.00
Sky-Watcher Telescope $300.00
Thermal Camera (THERMALCAM) $342.00
Victor Reader ClassicX $300.00
VictorReader Stratus DAISY CD player $500.00

Other Fees

Other Fees
Expired Holds (restocking) $1 / item
Photocopying or Printing $0.10 / page
Plastic Filament for Makerbot 3D Printer $0.10 / gram
Material for Laser Cutter $2 - $5 / sheet
NSF cheque $45
Replacement Library Card $1
Non-Resident Fee - Individual $90
Non-Resident Fee - Family / Household $180
Visitor Fee (less than 3 months) $10 / month
Visitor Fee (3 months) $25
Interlibrary Loan Postage - Canadian Lender $0
Interlibrary Loan Postage - US Lender $25
USB Key $6
Earbuds $3