Borrowing at SPL

Loan Periods & Limits​

Hot Title Books & CDs: 21 days | 5 items per card
(non-holdable & non-renewable)

Hot Title DVDs: 7 days | 5 items per card
(non-holdable & non-renewable)

Books & Multilingual Materials: 21 days | 100 items per card
(can be renewed twice*)

CDs: 21 days | 30 items per card
(can be renewed twice)

DVDs (individual): 7 days | 20 items per card
(can be renewed twice*)

DVDs (sets & series): 14 days | 20 items per card
(can be renewed once*)

Magazines: 7 days | 100 items
(can be renewed once; not requestable)

Video Games: 7 days | 3 items
(can be renewed once*)

Digital Media
Loan periods, item limits and renewal policies vary by digital service provider. Items are returned automatically so there are no late fees.

Loanable Technology (STEAM Kits): 21 days | 3 items (one of each type of tech) per card

Automatically shortened loan period: 14 days
(applies to titles exceeding 5 holds)

*Items which are eligible for renewals may be renewed if they have not been requested by other patrons.

Late Fines

Children’s Collection: $0 / day

Young Adult Collection: $0.20 / day

General Collection: $0.30 / day

DVDs: $1 / day

Video Games: $1 / day

Films for Educational & Public Screenings: $5 / day

*If you owe more than $10, you will be unable to borrow until you reduce the outstanding amount to $10 or less. Patrons are responsible for lost or damaged items.

Your Next Great Read

Looking for something to read, listen to or watch? Give us a little (or a lot) of information about what you are interested in, and we will help you find exactly what you need. 

Your Next Great Read Form

Book Club in a Bag

Need help choosing a title for your next book club meeting? Our Book Club in a Bag contains everything you need to get a lively discussion started.

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Group Loans

Group loans enable you to check out up to 30 items under one library card. We get the items ready for you by a requested date and you pick them up when it's convenient. It's that simple. 

To request a group loan card, contact your preferred SPL location

Interlibrary Loans

If we don't have an item you need, we may be able to obtain it from another library through the Interlibrary Loan Service. This service allows for loans between provinces, but there are some restrictions on the items that may be requested.

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Loanable Technology

SPL cardholders can check out three different types of educational technology products -- Code-a-Pillars, Makey Makeys, and Osmos. Visit the website for more information. 

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