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.

Loan Periods

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
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