Loan Periods & Fines

Loan periods, restrictions and fines depend on the type of item you’re borrowing. Log in to your MyBPL account to see what items you have borrowed, when they’re due, and any fines you have on your account.

A total of 35 items can be checked out on each card at one time, including up to 15 DVDs/Blu-Rays and 3 video games.  Borrow up to 8 eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, Music CDs, or comics each month from Hoopla Digital.

Fines can be paid online by credit card using SmartPay, our online fine payment tool. Learn more about SmartPay and read our Frequently Asked Questions on our SmartPay Online Fine Payment page

Item Type

Loan Period

Daily Overdue Fine

Maximum Overdue Fine

Adult and Junior Books

     Standard

3 weeks

$0.30

$6.00

     Interlibrary Loan

varies*

$0.60

$12.00

DVDs & Blu-Rays (maximum 15 DVDs or Blu-Rays per card)

     Standard

1 week

$1

$10

     Interlibrary Loan

varies*

$2

$20

     TV Shows

3 weeks

$1

$10

Other Materials

Audiobooks

3 weeks

$0.30

$6

Music CDs

3 weeks

$0.30

$6

Book Club Kits

6 weeks
*no renewals

$2.00

$20

Multicultural Book Club Kits from Simcoe County Libraries

6 weeks
* no renewals

$0.60

$12.00

Musical Instruments**  
(limit of 1 per card)

3 weeks

$2

$20

Games 
(limit of 3 per card)

1 week

$1

$10

Language Kits

3 weeks

$0.30

$6

Grab & Go Books

10 days

$2

$20

Grab & Go DVDs & Blu-Rays

4 days

$2

$20

Overnight Loans

Before library opens on following day

$2

$20

 *  Loan periods for Interlibrary Loan items are determined by the lending library.
** If an instrument is returned damaged or not returned at all, a repair or replacement cost will be assessed.

 

Replacement Fees

Cost

     Replace Library Card

$2

     Replace Damaged Media Case/Insert

$2

     Replace Barcode/RFID Tag

$1

     Replace Lost, Damaged, or Incomplete Items

*Actual replacement cost plus processing fee. 

Items that are 14 days overdue are considered lost and the replacement charges will be billed to your account.

     Processing Fee for Lost or Damaged Item

$8

* Due to the nature of library materials, physical replacements of library materials are not generally accepted and the actual replacement charge for the lost or damaged item is issued.  Any multi-part item returned incomplete is subject to replacement costs and processing fees for the full item.