Loan and Fine Schedules

Fees and fines are reviewed annually and approved by the Library Board. A new schedule comes into effect January 1, 2018. See the 2018 Schedule of Library Fees and Fines.

Items may have shortened loan periods due to high demand.

Adult and Young Adult Material

Loan Period

Fines

Maximum Fines

Books 21 days $0.25/day $15.00
Books and CD 21 days $0.25/day $15.00
Books on CD 21 days $1.00/day $15.00
Express Reads 7 days $1.00/day $15.00
Downloadable ebooks 7 or 14 days N/A N/A
Downloadable audiobooks 7 to 21 days N/A N/A
Downloadable movies and TV shows 3 days N/A N/A
Downloadable music 7 days N/A N/A
Music CDs 21 days $0.25/day $15.00
Magazines 7 days $0.25/day $15.00
Feature film and documentary DVDs 7 days $1.00/day $15.00
TV series DVDs 7 days $1.00/day $15.00
Express Views 2 days $1.00/day $15.00
eReaders, tablets, Launchpads 14 days $3.00/day $30.00
Storykits 21 days $5.00/day $30.00
Playaways, Playaway Views 21 days $1.00/day $15.00
Interlibrary Loan varies $1.00/day $15.00

Children's Material

Loan Period

Fines

Maximum Fines

Books

21 days

$0.15/day

$6.00

Books and CD

21 days

$0.15/day

$6.00

Books on CD

21 days

$1.00/day

$6.00

Downloadable ebooks

7 or 14 days

N/A

N/A

Downloadable audiobooks

7 to 21 days

N/A

N/A

Downloadable movies and TV shows

3 days

N/A

N/A

Downloadable music

7 days

N/A

N/A

Music CDs

21 days

$0.15/day

$6.00

Magazines

21 days

$0.15/day

$6.00

Feature film and documentary DVDs

7 days

$1.00/day

$6.00

TV series DVDs

7 days

$1.00/day

$6.00

Express Views

2 days

$1.00/day

$6.00

eReaders, tablets, Launchpads

14 days

$3.00/day

$30.00

Storykits, Play Packs

21 days

$5.00/day

$30.00

Playaways, Playaway Views

21 days

$1.00/day

$6.00

How Do I Renew Loaned Materials?

You can renew most items twice, unless the item is requested by another patron. Renew material by phone (call 519.355.1070 for automated phone renewals), at any CKPL branch or by accessing your account online.

Online renewals:
• Go to the online catalogue.
• Click "Login" and enter your library card and PIN.
• Access your account information by clicking your name at the top right of the page.
• Click “Checkouts” on the left navigation.
• Select the box beside the item(s) you wish to renew and click “Renew Marked”.
• The new due date will appear if the item may be renewed.

How Do I Place a Hold?

You can reserve material through our online catalogue, by telephone or in person. When placing a hold by telephone, please have your library card and title of the item(s) ready. Our automated system will notify you when the item is available for pickup.

Placing a hold online:
• Search for items using our online catalogue.
• Select the “Request it” button.
• Enter your library card number and PIN.
• Click the “Login” button.
• Select a branch to pick up your items.
• Click the “Submit” button.
• The Library's automated system will contact you when the item is available for pick up.

What if an Item Becomes Lost or Damaged?

If an item is lost or returned in damaged condition, the borrower will be charged the replacement cost of the item plus an administration fee of $5.00. See the current schedule of Library Fees and Fines for information on replacement charges.

How Do I Pay Fines and Fees Online?

Follow these steps to pay your fees and fines online. You can pay with your PayPal account if you have one, or with your credit card. CKPL accepts Visa and MasterCard. Debit cards are currently not accepted. The minimum payment is $5.00. CKPL does not keep your credit card number and all transactions are completed through a secure, encrypted channel.

1. Login to your library account by clicking on "Login" at the upper right corner of search.ckpl.ca.
2. Enter your library barcode number and PIN.
3. Click on the "Submit" button to access your account.
4. Click on the "Fines/Fees" button on the left side of the page to see the fines that have posted to your account.
5. Pay fines by clicking on the "Pay Online" button
6. Select the fines you wish to pay by clicking the check box. You can also click on the "Select All" button to select all fees/fines. Click on "Continue".
7. Enter your credit card information and click on "Continue".
8. When the transaction is completed, a confirmation of payment will be presented. Library users can select to print the confirmation at this point. A copy of this confirmation will also be sent to your email associated with your library account.