Borrowing Guide

The below table outlines the loan period and renewal allowances for each material type. Hold requests are accepted on all materials that are in circulation with the exception of Book Club Sets.

Automatic Renewals

The Library 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 no longer charges 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 (except below)
Blu-Rays (except below)
CDs
Audio Books
21 days Four renewals unless the item is requested
Adult DVDs (Movies) and Adult Blu-Rays 7 days Four renewals unless the item is requested
Magazines 7 days Four renewals unless the item is requested
Video Games (Limit 5 games per card) 7 days Four renewals unless the item is requested
Book Club Sets 6 weeks None
Maker Space Loanables 21 days Four renewals unless the item is requested
Ontario Parks Pass Backpack 7 days No renewals

Goodbye Late Fees

Pickering Public Library has waived all historic late fees and will no longer charge late fees for material that is returned to the library. A charge for the cost of the item plus a processing fee will still be incurred if an item is not returned one month after the final due date.

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