Loan Periods & Fees

Loan Periods & Fees

Loan Periods & Fees

Aurora Public Library is Fine Free!

Aurora Public Library has eliminated all late fees for library materials. The Library’s fine free model will permanently reduce barriers to accessing APL’s resources and services. All existing late fees are forgiven but charges remain in place for lost or damaged items.

Borrowing Limits and Loan Periods

Loan period is the length of time that you can borrow library materials. Loan periods depend on the item type borrowed.

Limits are the number of specific item types you can check out at one time. Materials with an asterisk (*) have no item type limits, but the maximum card limits apply.

We reserve the right to limit the number of bestseller, popular or seasonal materials borrowed as well as materials with limited
holdings.

Maximum limits per card (these limits apply to all item types)

  • You may have a maximum of 100 library items on loan at one time.

Renewals extend the loan periods of library materials. See the table below for which items you can renew and how many times you can renew them.

  • You cannot renew items that are on hold for other customers.
  • When you renew an item, the extended time is calculated from the day of the renewal, not from the original due date.
  • You cannot renew items if you have lost your borrowing privileges.

Renewals can be requested in person, by telephone, through My Library Dashboard or using your APL app (Android or Apple).

 

 

Material Type Hold Loan Period Renewals
Audiobook Yes 21 Days 5 Renewals
Bestseller Express (Books) No 7 Days 0 Renewals
Bestseller Express (Movies) No 3 Days 0 Renewals
Blu-Ray Yes 7 Days 5 Renewals
Book Yes 21 Days 5 Renewals
Book Club Kit Yes 42 Days 0 Renewals
CD Yes 21 Days 5 Renewals
Digital Equipment No Return 30 minutes before closing 0 Renewals
DVD Yes 7 Days 5 Renewals
eContent Determined by licensing agreement Determined by licensing agreement Determined by licensing agreement
Fast Track Books Yes 14 Days 0 Renewals
Magazines No 21 Days 5 Renewals
Nature Backpack Yes 21 Days 5 Renewals
Pedometer Yes 21 Days 5 Renewals
Reference Material No In-Library use Only N/A
Video Games Yes 21 Days 5 Renewals
Watt Readers Yes 21 Days 5 Renewals

 

Material Type Max # of items per account
Total combined items checked out at one time 100
Book Club Kits 2
Bestseller Express Movies 3
Video Games 5

 

Fees Fee HST
Delinquent accounts may be forwarded to a collection agency. An additional service charge is levied for each overdue account referred to the collection agency. $20.00 Yes
An administrative fee will be charged for NSF returned cheques $40.00 No
Replacement fee for lost card $3.00 No
Copier Fee - Letter Size Black & White / Colour $0.15 / $0.50 Yes
Copier Fee - Oversized Paper $0.50 Yes
Printing - Black & White / Colour $0.15 / $0.50 Yes

Damaged or Lost Items

Please report lost or damaged material to staff as soon as possible. The charge for materials that are not returned, are lost or are damaged is based on the full replacement cost including the cost to acquire, catalogue and process the item.

An item is considered lost if it is 6 weeks overdue.  We will notify you when material is 10 days overdue and 2 more times thereafter. When material is 6 weeks overdue, you will be mailed a final overdue notice. After 8 weeks, you will be billed the replacement cost of the outstanding items. A replacement cost will also be charged for material returned with missing parts.

Delinquent accounts may be forwarded to a collection agency. An additional $20.00 +HST service charge is levied for each overdue account referred to the collection agency.

Replacement or donated copies in lieu of payment are not accepted.

The replacement fee is refundable if a lost item is found within three months of payment.  You must have your receipt to receive the refund. Refunds over $20 will be issued by cheque within 30 days of your refund request.

Suspension of Borrowing Privileges

All library privileges will be suspended when you have fees in excess of $20.00. Privileges will be reinstated when the charges are paid and/or the outstanding material is returned. All fees must be paid in full before your library card may be renewed.

 

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