Loan Periods & Fines

The Powell River Public Library forgives overdue fines. When you return all of your overdue materials and have no outstanding charges, all your overdue fines will be forgiven! We are also forgiving all fines and charges older than three years.

Overdue fines will accumulate on patron accounts until all overdue materials are returned, an account will be blocked if the charges (including overdue fines) are over ten dollars.

Loan Periods

Collection Loan Period Renewals Fine Rate
New Adult Materials 2 weeks 1 renewal (unless item has holds) 25¢ per day, Max $5.00 per item
Adult Materials 4 weeks 1 renewal (unless item has holds) 25¢ per day, Max $5.00 per item
Children’s Materials 4 weeks 1 renewal (unless item has holds) 25¢ per day, Max $2.00 per item
Teen Materials 4 weeks 1 renewal (unless item has holds) 25¢ per day, Max $2.00 per item
Interlibrary Loan Materials Determined by lending library Determined by lending library. Please contact us for renewals. 25¢ per day, Max $10.00 per item


Other fees and charges

Interlibrary Loan Items Not Picked Up $2.50
Lost or Damaged Item Charge (Known Price) Replacement Price
Lost or Damaged Item Charge (Unknown Price):
Hardcover Adult book $20
Hardcover Children’s book $15
Paperback book $10
Magazine $5
DVD (home use) $20
DVD (public performance) $75
CD $20
Audiobook $120
Photocopies/Printing (Black & White, per side) $0.20
Photocopies/Printing (Colour, per side) $0.60
Temporary Resident Library Card (6 months) $25