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Loan Periods, Renewals and Fines

Loan Periods, Renewals and Fines

The loan period, limits and fines vary depending on the type of material you are checking out. A total of 35 physical items (with a combined maximum of 15 DVDs/Blu-Ray Discs and a maximum of 3 Games) can be checked out on each card. 

To see when items that you currently have out are due, you can login to your account at MyBPL.

Item Type

Loan Period

Daily Overdue Fine

Maximum Overdue Fine

Adult and Junior Books

     Standard

3 weeks

$0.30

$6.00

     Interlibrary Loan

variable*

$0.60

$12.00

CD-ROMs, DVDs, & Blu-Rays (maximum 15 DVDs or Blu-Rays per card)

     Standard

1 week

$1.00

$10.00

     Interlibrary Loan

variable*

$2.00

$20.00

Holiday Material

1 week

$0.30

$6.00

Magazines

1 week

$0.30

$6.00

Storytime Kits (checkout is Saturday noon to Saturday noon)

1 week

$2.00

$20.00

Audiobooks

3 weeks

$0.30

$6.00

Music CDs

3 weeks

$0.30

$6.00

Games (limit of 3 per card)

1 week

$1.00

$10.00

Language Kits

3 weeks

$0.30

$6.00

Grab & Go Books

10 days

$2.00

$20.00

Grab & Go DVDs & Blu-Rays 4 days $2.00 $20.00

Overnight Loans

Before library opens on following day

$2.00

$20.00

*Loan periods for Interlibrary loan items are determined by the lending library.
 

Limits for Online Resources

  • Hoopla Video - A limit of 8 downloads or streamed shows/month
 

Vacation Loans

Vacation loans can be made on Barrie Public Library materials for a period of 4-6 weeks. Vacation loans cannot be made on Grab & Go materials due to their popularity nor for Interlibrary Loans since the loan period is determined by the lending library. There is a limit of 5 DVDs per library card for vacation loans. Ask a staff member for more information about this service.

Renew Items

Library material may be renewed with the following exceptions:

  • You have already renewed the item three times
  • Someone else has placed a hold on the item
  • You have $10.00 or more in fines
  • The item is an Overnight loan
  • The item is a Grab & Go item
  • The item is an Interlibrary Loan. See our ILL page for more information.

You can renew items on your record by the following means:

  • By phone 24 hours a day
    • Call 705-728-1010
    • Choose option 2 for Renewals, Holds and Library Card Questions
    • Then choose option 1 for our Automated Renewal System
  • Online through MyBPL
  • By phone during library hours
    • Call 705-728-1010
    • Choose option 2 for Renewals, Holds and Library Card Questions
    • Then choose option 2 to speak to a staff member
  • At the library
    • Ask any staff member for assistance.

Problem Return Items

Please note that items that are returned incomplete (i.e. with DVD missing) will remain checked out on your card and your account will accrue all associated overdue fines. If the issue is resolved within 48 hours of the library notifying you of the problem, staff will waive any associated overdue fines that were created for the item.