Loan Periods and Service Charges

Returns

Returns can be made through the library’s overnight drop boxes, which are now open at all times, or inside at special tables located near entrances.  These special return locations replace return bins normally located at service desks. All returned items are quarantined for at least 72 hours before further processing or reuse. A grace period applies to ensure no fines accumulate while items are in quarantine.  Items are checked-in only after being in quarantine.

You can find a wide range of materials at your local Haldimand County Library branch – not just books! A variety of magazines, DVDs & videos, books on CD, video games, music CDs, reference materials and more are available for loan. Materials are on loan for a specified period and service charges will be applied to overdue items. Learn more about library materials & hours below.

Loan Periods & Service Charges

*all charges listed are per item

  • Books
    Loan / renewal period 3 weeks
    Overdue service charge 20¢ per day*
    Maximum overdue charge $10*
  • Magazines
    Loan / renewal period 1 week
    Overdue service charge 20¢ per day*
    Maximum overdue charge $5*
  • DVDs & Videos
    Loan / renewal period 1 week
    Lost case/pouch $2 each
    Overdue service charge $1 per day*
    Maximum overdue charge $10*
  • Books on CD
    Loan / renewal period 3 weeks
    Lost case/pouch $2 each
    Overdue service charge 50¢ per day*
    Maximum overdue charge $10*
  • Video Games
    Loan / renewal period 1 week
    Lost case/pouch $2 each
    Overdue service charge 50¢ per day*
    Maximum overdue charge $10*
  • CD-ROMs and Music CDs
    Loan / renewal period 2 weeks
    Lost case/pouch $2 each
    Overdue service charge 50¢ per day*
    Maximum overdue charge $10*
  • Reference Materials
    Loan / renewal period 4 days
    Overdue service charge 50¢ per day*
    Maximum overdue charge $10*
  • Interlibrary Loans
    Loan period (no renewals) 3 weeks
    Overdue service charge 50¢ per day*
    Maximum overdue charge $10*
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