New Fees and Loan Periods

The changes listed below will take effect on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. To view the current fees and loan periods, please refer to Loan periods and fees.

Starting Wednesday, January 24, 2018, the Ottawa Public Library will be changing some of its fees and loan periods to make it easier for you to use our collections and services. The purpose of these changes is to improve service, circulation, and wait times.

The main changes are as follows:

  • Overdue fees on regular Children’s items are being reduced from $0.25/day to $0.10/day.
  • Overdue fees on regular Adult items are being reduced from $0.50/day to $0.40/day.
  • There will be unlimited renewals on regular items unless the item has been requested by another customer. Express and eBook renewals and loan periods stay the same.
  • Loan periods are being simplified and made consistent across all formats – loan periods for all regular items will be for 3 weeks (21 days).
  • Processing fees for lost or damaged regular items will be removed.
  • To help reduce wait times for items, a $1 fee will be charged if a hold or Interlibrary loan is not cancelled or picked up on time.
  • Express items that are lost or damaged will be subject to a rush processing fee of $20 plus the cost of the item to OPL.
  • To reflect the cost paid by Ottawa residents through their taxes, non-resident fees will increase from $50 to $80 for individuals, and from $120 to $160 for families/households.

For more information, please refer to our FAQ. If you have any other questions, please contact OPL at InfoService@BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca or call 613-580-2940

 

This table includes the new fees and loan periods for the adult collection.

Adult

Loan Period

Limit

Renewals

Late Fee

Maximum Late Fee

Processing Fee

Book - Print / Audio 21 days none unlimited $0.40 / day $20 none
Book - Print / Audio (Express) 7 days none 1 $2 / day $20 $20
Paperback 21 days none unlimited $0.40 / day $20 none
eBook (Express) 7 days 2 0 $0 $0 none
eBook / eAudiobook varies 10 0 $0 $0 none
Magazine 21 days none unlimited $0.40 / day $20 none
DVD  21 days none unlimited $0.40 / day $20 none
DVD (Express) 3 days none 0 $2 / day $20 $20
DVD - TV Series (Express) 7 days none 0 $2 / day $20 $20
Music CD 21 days none unlimited $0.40 / day $20 none
Music CD (Express) 7 days none 1 $2 / day $20 $20
Museum / Ski pass (Express) 7 days 2 0 $2 / day $20 $20
Pedometer 21 days none unlimited $0.40 / day $20 none
Kill-A-Watt Meter 7 days none unlimited $0.40 / day $20 none
iPad / Chromebook 3 hours 1 0 $5 / hour $20 none
iPod Shuffle - iCanada (Express) 7 days 1 1 $2 / day $35 none
Assistive Listening Device 6 hours 1 0 $5 / hour $20 none
DAISY Player 84 days 1 3 N/A N/A none
Imagine Space Equipment 2 hours 1 0 $5 / hour $20 none
Telescope 7 days 1 0 $10 / day $50 none
Musical Instrument 21 days 1 3 $1 / day $20 none
Video Game 21 days none unlimited $0.40 / day $20 none
Video Game (Express) 7 days none 1 $2 / day $20 $20
Interlibrary Loan varies none 0 $1 / day $35 none
This table includes the new fees and loan periods for the children and teen collections.

Children and Teens

Loan Period

Limit

Renewals

Late Fee

Maximum Late Fee

Processing Fee

Book - Print / Audio 21 days none unlimited $0.10 / day $5 none
Book - Print / Audio (Express) 7 days none 1 $2 / day $20 $20
eBook (Express) 7 days 2 0 $0 $0 none
eBook / eAudiobook varies 10 0 $0 $0 none
Paperback 21 days none unlimited $0.10 / day $5 none
Magazine 21 days none unlimited $0.10 / day $5 none
DVD  21 days none unlimited $0.10 / day $5 none
Music CD 21 days none unlimited $0.10 / day $5 none
RAPP Pack 21 days none unlimited $0.10 / day $5 none
Ready-to-Read Backpack 21 days none unlimited $0.10 / day $5 none
Video Game 21 days none unlimited $0.10 / day $5 none
Video Game (Express) 7 days none 1 $2 / day $20 $20
Interlibrary Loan varies none 0 $1 / day $35 none
This table includes all other fees that are not part of the collection.

Other Fees

 
Expired Holds $1 / item
Photocopying or Printing $0.10 / page
Resin for ProJet 1500 3D Printer $0.45 / gram
Plastic Filament for Makerbot 3D Printer $0.10 / gram
Material for Laser Cutter $2 - $5 / sheet
NSF cheque $40
Replacement Library Card $5 (adult) / $1 (child or teen)
Non-Resident Fee - Individual $80
Non-Resident Fee - Family / Household $160
Visitor Fee (less than 3 months) $5 / month
Interlibrary Loan Postage - Canadian Lender  $2
Interlibrary Loan Postage - US Lender $25

Please note: A replacement fee will be charged for all unreturned items.