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
Steam Kits 2 weeks 1
InterLibrary Loans 3 weeks 5
Chromebook 4 hours (in-library use only) 1


  • 40 items may be borrowed at one time on Adult cards
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  • $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
  • Borrowing privileges are suspended when library account has 3 overdue items. Items must be renewed or returned in order to borrow more materials.
  • Processing fee for lost or damaged materials:  $2 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 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

Note: Interlibrary loans and STEAM Kits 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)