Loan periods, fees and fines

Overdue Notices and Bills

Late fees are charged for each day an item is overdue and are based on the type of material borrowed. You will be notified of overdue items by telephone or mail. The Library uses a recovery agency to collect overdue items, charges and fees. Please be aware that this can affect your personal credit rating.

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Borrowing new DVDs

OPL customers can find popular movies on the shelf at their branch. The newest movies added to the OPL collection are available exclusively as Express Collection items for the first six months.

Borrowing Access Passes

OPL customers can borrow Access Passes that offer families free admission to local museums, galleries and other sites of interest in the Ottawa area. Access passes are available at all our branches exclusively through our Express collection, with no waiting lists.

 

Adult Loan period Limit Renewals Late fee Maximum late fee Processing fee
Book - print 21 days none 3 $0.50 / day $25 $10
Book - recorded (CD, DVD or cassette) 21 days none 3 $0.50 / day $25 $10
Book - print/recorded (Express) 7 days none 1 $2 / day $35 $10
eBook varies 10 0 $0 $0 $0
Mass-market paperback 21 days none 3 $0.50 / day $10 $5
Magazine 7 days none 1 $0.50 / day $3 $1
DVD - fiction (Less than 6 hrs long) 7 days none 1 $1 / day $20 $10
DVD - fiction (More than 6 hrs long) 21 days none 1 $1 / day $20 $10
DVD - non-fiction 21 days none 1 $1 / day $20 $10
DVD (Express) 3 days none 0 $2 / day $35 $10
Music CD 21 days none 1 $1 / day $20 $10
Music CD (Express) 7 days none 1 $2 / day $35 $10
Museum/Ski pass (Express) 7 days 2 0 $2 / day $35 $10
Pedometer 21 days none 3 $0.50 / day $25 $10
Kill-A-Watt meter 7 days none 1 $1 / day $20 $10
iPad 2 hours 1 0 $5 / hour $30 $10
Chromebook 2 hours 1 0 $5 / hour $30 $10
Video game 7 days 10 1 $1 / day $20 $10
             
Children and Teens Loan period Limit Renewals Late fee Maximum late fee Processing fee
Book - print 21 days none 3 $0.25 / day $5 $5
Book - recorded (CD, DVD or cassette) 21 days none 3 $0.25 / day $5 $5
Mass-market paperback 21 days none 3 $0.25 / day $3 $1
Magazine 7 days none 1 $0.25 / day $3 $1
CD-ROM 7 days none 1 $0.50 / day $10 $5
DVD - fiction (Less than 6 hrs long) 7 days none 1 $0.50 / day $10 $5
DVD - fiction (More than 6 hrs long) 21 days none 1 $0.50 / day $10 $5
DVD - non-fiction 21 days none 1 $0.50 / day $10 $5
Music CD 21 days none 1 $0.50 / day $10 $5
Ready-to Read backpack 21 days none 3 $0.25 / day $5 $5
Video game 7 days 10 1 $0.50 / day $10 $5
Other fees  
Repairable damage (per item) $8
Lost multimedia bag $2
NSF cheque $39
Lost media case $2
Replacement library card -

$5 (adult)

$1 (child or teen)

iPad / Chromebook (if not returned) $500

Helpful hints

  • When you borrow library materials, you receive a receipt, a printed list that tells you when each item must be returned. Keep this list as your date due reminder, until all items are returned. Always check your receipt to ensure that you return items by their due dates.
  • If you lose your list, you can see what items you have borrowed and when they are due back by checking My Borrowing or by phoning TeleCIRC at 613-580-2535.
  • Make it a habit to check My Borrowing online from the library’s catalogue. This shows exactly what you have borrowed or placed on request, what is overdue, and lists any outstanding amounts owing.
  • Returns - You can return materials to any branch or to the bookmobile. Book drops are available at all branches.