Borrowing Guide

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.*

Automatic Renewals

The Library now offers 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).

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 help@pickeringlibrary.ca.

Material Type Loan Period Renewals Allowed
Books
DVDs
Blu-Rays
CDs
Audio Books
Magazines
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.

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.

Material Type Fee Per Day Max. Fee Per Item
Adult Materials    
Books (except Fast Reads)
Audiobooks
Music CDs
Non-Fiction DVDs
$0.25 $5.00
Book Club Sets $0.25 ($1 each day for DVD if included in set) $5.00
Magazines $0.10 $2.00
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
$1.00 $10.00
Teen Materials $0.10 $2.00
Children's Materials    
Books
Audio Books
Music CDs
Non-Fiction DVDs
Magazines
$0.10 $2.00
DVDs and Blu-rays $0.25 $5.00
All video games $0.25 $5.00
Maker Space Loanables $1.00 $10.00
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