West Nipissing Public Library

Borrowing & Returning

Loan Periods and Fines

Books

  • Loan period: 3 weeks

  • Overdue charge: $0.10 per day / per item (excluding closed days) to a maximum of $5.00 / per item

 

Magazines

  • Loan period: 2 weeks

  • Overdue charge: $0.10 per day / per item (excluding closed days) to a maximum of the magazine cost / per item

 

Music CDs & Talking Books

  • Loan period: 5 items for 3 weeks

  • Overdue charge: $0.10 per day / per item (excluding closed days) to a maximum of $5.00 / per item

 

DVDs & Blu-ray

  • Entertainment, Children's Films, Documentaries and TV Series - Loan period: 3 items for 7 days (including closed days).

  • Overdue charge: $3.00 per day / per item (excluding closed days) to a maximum of $21.00 / per item. Please note that the $3.00/day/item fine applies to ALL DVDs.

  • *Please note that regardless of format (DVD, Blu-ray) or type of audio-visual material (Films, Documentaries, TV series), library members may only take out 3 DVDs per library card at a time.

 

Kobo e-Readers

  • Loan period: 1 e-reader for 2 weeks

  • Overdue charge: $5.00 per day (excluding closed days) to a maximum fine of $100.00

 

Playaway Launchpads

  • Loan period: 1 Launchpad for one week per household

  • Overdue charge: $5.00 per day (excluding closed days) to a maximum of $100.00

  • *Please note that Playaway Launchpads may only be borrowed with an adult library card.

Library Backpacks

  • Loan period: 1 Library Backpack for one week per household

  • Overdue charge: $5.00 per day (excluding closed days) to a maximum of $100.00

  • *Please note that Library Backpacks may only be borrowed with an adult library card. 

Requesting Materials from Other Branches

Materials available at our different branches can be requested to be delivered to your branch of choice for pick up. For example, you may request that a book available at the Verner branch be delivered to your home/local Field branch. Please inquire at the front desk of your local branch for more information.

Return Procedures

You may return materials at the front desk during library hours. After hours you may return books and magazines ONLY in the drop box outside the library. ALL OTHER MATERIALS MUST BE RETURNED AT THE FRONT DESK DURING OPENING HOURS. Fines and other costs will be imposed to repair or replace materials (other than books or magazines) damaged while in the return drop box.

 

Renewals

All materials with the exception of DVDs, Kobo e-Readers, and Playaway Lanchpads may be renewed either in person, by telephone, or online if the item is not reserved for another patron.

Reservations/Holds

You may reserve an item that is currently checked out by another patron by presenting you library card at the front desk. You may also do so online or by telephone. You will be notified when the item becomes available. The item will be put on hold for you for 3 days (excluding closed days) after you are advised of its availability. If the item is not picked up within that period of time, the item will be reshelved or given to the next patron on the reserve list. Please note that holds cannot be placed on DVDs.

Lost or Damaged Items

For material lost or damaged beyond repair, as determined by library staff, the patron will be charged the cost of replacing the item.

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