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Dec 16, 2022

Loan Period Updates

Effective Jan 1, 2023, Saskatoon Public Library (SPL) will be changing the loan periods on many items to what they were pre-pandemic. This change is being made to better align loan periods at SPL with other public libraries across the province and to help shorten holds lists. The following table provides an overview of the loan periods that will come into effect in 2023.

Item Loan Period Number of Items Per Card Renewable?
Books 21 days 100 Twice*
CDs 21 days 30 Twice*
Audiobooks 21 days 20 Twice*
DVDs 14 days 20 Twice*
Video Games 14 days 3 Twice*
Magazines 21 days 100 Non-renewable
Hot Titles 21 days for books, 14 days for DVDs 5 Non-renewable
STEAM Kits 21 days 1 Non-renewable
Discovery Passes 7 days 1 Non-renewable
Interlibrary Loans 21 days 10 At the discretion of the lending library. Please request renewals at least three days before the item’s due date.
Read Along Books 21 days 5 Twice*
Book Club in a Bag 42 days 5 Non-renewable
Bookworm Bag 42 days 3 Non-renewable

*Items may only be renewed if they have not been requested by other patrons.