Borrowing Limits, Loan Periods, and Fines

How many items can I borrow?

  • Regular Card: 60
  • Area E Single Card: 5
  • Area E Student Card: 5
  • Institutional Card: 60
  • Temporary Card: 5 items
  • BC OneCard: 60 items
 How long can I have them?
  • Loan period is 3 weeks for most items
  • Some exceptions include Magazines and Library of Things.

Can I renew items?

  • Unless there is someone else who is waiting for the item and has placed a hold on it, most items can be renewed up to 2 times
  • Some exceptions apply, such as tablets.

How many holds can I place?

  • 10 hold requests per card, including 2 interlibrary loan requests
How much are overdue fines if I return items past the due date?
  • Adult books & magazines: .30/day (max $5/item)
  • Children & Teen books & magazines: .15/day (max $3/item)
  • All DVDs and other Media: .50/day (max $10/item)
  • Electronics & Library of things: $1/day (max $10/item)
  • Lost/Damaged Items: replacement cost + $5 processing fee
  • Library cards with $10+ fines will be suspended until fines are paid