Loan Periods & Fines
NOTICE – January 11, 2021, the Library Board passed a motion regarding fines. The Library is no longer charging overdue fines for materials owned by the Powell River Public Library. Patrons will still be billed for lost and damaged materials, copies, and any fees related to Interlibrary Loans.
NOTICE – To limit visits to the library, loan periods are currently set to four weeks. Use your account online for renewal or call the Service Desk.
Registering for a Library Card is always free.
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.
|Collection||Loan Period||Renewals||Fine Rate|
|New Adult Materials||2 weeks||1 renewal (unless item has holds)|
|Adult Materials||4 weeks||1 renewal (unless item has holds)|
|Children’s Materials||4 weeks||1 renewal (unless item has holds)|
|Teen Materials||4 weeks||1 renewal (unless item has holds)|
|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|
|DVD (home use)||$20|
|DVD (public performance)||$75|
|Photocopies/Printing (Black & White, per side)||$0.20|
|Photocopies/Printing (Colour, per side)||$0.60|
|Temporary Resident Library Card (6 months)||$25|