Loan Periods

 

Item Type
Loan Period
Maximum at One Time
Books 3 weeks  40
Magazines 1 week  40
Juvenile Books 3 weeks  40
DVDs 1 week 10
Games 1 week 5
CDs 1 week 40
AudioBooks 3 weeks 10
Kits 3 weeks 3
InterLibrary Loans 3 weeks 5
Chromebook 4 hours (in-library use only) 1

Notes:

  • 40 items may be borrowed at one time on Adult cards
  • Read about our new Fine policies
  • $3 fine for removing RFID (Radio Frequency ID) sticker
  • $2 fine for Interlibrary Loans not picked up.
  • Borrowing privileges are revoked when fines reach $5
  • Processing fee for lost or damaged materials:  $5 per item

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)