Loan Periods & Fines

We have temporarily suspended late fees.

The following information will apply when fines are reintroduced.

Item Type
Loan Period
Late Charges
Maximum at One Time
Books 3 weeks 25¢/day  40
Magazines 1 week 25¢/day  40
Juvenile Books 3 weeks No fines  40
DVDs 1 week 50¢/day 10
Games 1 week 50¢/day 5
CDs 1 week 25¢/day 40
AudioBooks 3 weeks 25¢/day 10
Kits 3 weeks 25¢/day 3
InterLibrary Loans 3 weeks $1/day ($2 fine if not picked up) 5
Chromebook 4 hours (in-library use only) $2 per hour 1


  • 40 items may be borrowed at one time on Adult cards
  • $3 fine for removing RFID (Radio Frequency ID) sticker
  • Maximum overdue fine is $5 per item (except Interlibrary loans: no fine limit)
  • Borrowing privileges are revoked when fines reach $5
  • Processing fee for lost materials:
    • $3 (Magazines, Juvenile & Adult paperbacks)
    • $5 (All other items)

Courtesy Email Notifications

You can receive Courtesy Email Notifications 3 days before your books are due!  Just add your email address to your patron record (under Account Preferences in our catalogue) and make an accepted sender on the spam filter of your email client).  Or ask at the desk. Any failure of Courtesy pre-overdue notices does not relieve patrons of the responsibility to return their borrowed items in a timely fashion.

Where to Return Items

  • in the after-hours slots at the Library (use the slot marked “DVDs” for CDs and DVDs)
  • to the Sechelt Public Library
  • to any of the Interlink locations on the lower Mainland

Note: Interlibrary loans we have obtained for you MUST be returned to the Gibsons & District Public Library (NOT to another InterLINK library).

Renewals & Reserves (Holds)

  • books, magazines, and audiobooks may be renewed twice (except reserved items)
  • music CDs and DVDs may be renewed once (unless there is a reserve on the item)
  • Interlibrary loans are brought in for you from other libraries and cannot be renewed by us
  • if one of our books or CDs is currently on loan to another patron, you can add your name to the waiting list by requesting a reserve on the item (phone us or click on My Account)