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Borrowing 

The library’s collection belongs to everyone. Please return borrowed materials promptly so others may enjoy them. Most materials may be returned to any branch, with book chutes available for after-hours returns. For more information, please see GVPL's Circulation Policy.

Renewals

With your library card and password/PIN you can renew materials at www.gvpl.ca, via our mobile app for iPhone or Android or in person at your local branch. The renewal service is available 24 hours a day. However, if the item is due that day you must renew before 9:00pm to avoid overdue charges.

Overdue materials & late charges

If you forget to return an item by the due date, you will be charged a daily overdue fee up to a maximum amount. When late return charges accumulate to $10 or more, you will not be allowed to borrow any more materials until the outstanding amount is paid. Unpaid charges of $25 or more may be sent to a collection agency. There is a $20 charge for cheques returned NSF. Additional charges apply for lost or missing materials.

 

Loan Periods and Limits

  • You can borrow up to 60 items per card with limits on some materials as outlined below.
  • You can place up to 60 holds per card.
  • You cannot renew items with holds on them.
  • You cannot renew magazines, Fastreads, Fastviews (DVD/Blu-Rays), Fastplays (Video Games) Book Club sets or Books to Go.
  • Inter-library Loans may be borrowed for two or three weeks depending on the lending institution and availability.
  • Additional charges will apply for lost or missing materials.

 

Adult Materials

Item

Loan Period

Limit per Card

Renewals

Charges

Books 21 days 60 2 30¢
Fastreads 7 days 2 0 $1.50
CDs/CD-ROMs
21 days 60 2 30¢
Magazines 14 days 60 0 30¢
Items with Holds 14 days 60 0 30¢
DVDs/Blu-Rays 7 days 60 2 $1.50
Fastviews (DVD/Blu-Ray) 3 days 6 0 $1.50
Video Games 7 days 6 2 $1.50

Fastplays (Video Games)

7 days 6 0 $1.50
Playaways  21 days
2
2
  30¢
eReaders 21 days 1 2 $5.00
Laptops (Goudy Branch Only) 2 Hours 1 0 $20 per hour,
to a maximum of $200
Book Club Sets 42 days

(6 weeks)

2 0
$1.50
Staff Picks to Go Kits 42 days

(6 weeks)

  0 $1.50
Special Passes 7 days 1 0 $1.50
Climate Action to Go Kits 21 days 1 2 $1.50

 

Kids/Teens Materials

Item

Loan Period

Limit per Card

Renewals

            Charges               

Books 21 days 60 2 10¢
Fastreads 14 days 2 0 10¢
CDs/CD-ROMs
21 days 60 2 10¢
Magazines 14 days 60 0 10¢
Items with Holds 14 days 60 0 10¢
DVDs/Blu-Rays 7 days 60 2 30¢
Fastviews (DVD/Blu-Ray)       3 days 6 0 $1.50
Video Games 7 days 6 2 $1.50

Fastplays (Video Games)

7 days 6 0 $1.50
Stories to Go Boxes 21 days 1 2 $1.50
Books to Go Bags 21 days

(3 weeks)

2 0 $1.50
Book Club Sets 42 days

(6 weeks)

2 0 $1.50
Puppets to Go 21 days 1 2 $1.50