Loan Periods & Fines

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 $1/day 5
CDs 1 week 25¢/day 40
AudioBooks 3 weeks 25¢/day 6
Kits 3 weeks 25¢/day 3
InterLibrary Loans 3 weeks $1/day ($2 fine if not picked up) 5

Notes:

  • 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 refdeskgdpl@gmail.com 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)