Due to COVID-19 impacts, loan periods have been increased to maximize access to materials. Hold requests are now accepted on all materials that are circulating for 21 days.
*Update: It's official! The library is going fine free in 2021.*
Beginning December 16, the Library will offer automatic renewals on physical items. This means any items that are signed out on your library card will automatically renew on their due date (unless someone else has requested them or they have been renewed 4 times previously).
Clients will be notified by email if their items successfully renewed.
Please note: Pickering Public Library is not currently charging late fees, however, you will be charged the cost of the item plus a processing fee if it is not returned one month after the final due date. A notification will be sent if your item is overdue.
If you have questions, please contact the Library at 905-831-6265 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Material Type||Loan Period||Renewals Allowed|
Video Games (Limit 5 games per card)
|21 days||Four renewals unless the item is requested|
|Book Club Sets||6 weeks||None|
|Maker Space Loanables||14 days (New loans are currently unavailable)||None|
Late Fees Structure
Due to COVID-19 impacts, overdue fees will not be charged for the remainder of 2020 and the library will continue to be fine free in 2021.
For staff and client safety, returned items will be quarantined for a period of time before being checked in. Please be patient. You will not be charged overdue fees on these items.
Existing overdue fees applied to library memberships prior to the library closure still apply. Please see the table below to view the regular late fee structure.
PLEASE NOTE: You may not use your card if you have outstanding charges of $20.00 or more for Adults and $10.00 or more for Children under 14 years of age.
|Fee Per Day||Max. Fee Per Item|
|Books (except Fast Reads)
|Book Club Sets||$0.25 ($1 each day for DVD if included in set)||$5.00|
|Fast Read Magazines||$1.00||$5.00|
|DVDS (7-day loan)||$0.25||$10.00|
|DVDs and Blu-Rays (2-day items)
DVD TV Series
Fast Read Books
|DVDs and Blu-rays||$0.25||$5.00|
|All video games||$0.25||$5.00|
|Maker Space Loanables||$1.00||$10.00|