Loan Periods

A loan period is the length of time you can borrow library materials.

Borrow up to 100 items on your library account at one time.

There are borrowing limits for some items:

ItemLoan PeriodBorrowing limit
Books, DVDs, magazines, music & audiobooks on CD, and My First Language Kits28 days100
Book Club Sets42 days2
Curiosity Collection (Birding Backpack, Makey Makey, Micro:Bit, and Sphero SPRK+)28 days2
E-books and downloadable audiobooks21 days10
Speed Reads and Speed Views7 days2
Storytime Kits (for Group Loan Memberships)28 days2


Renewals extend the length of time that you can borrow a library item, so you can keep it for another loan period.

Most items are renewed by our automatic renewal system two days before the item is due. The new loan period will start from the date of renewal.

Things that can't be renewed:

  • Items that have already been renewed twice
  • Items on hold for another person
  • Book club sets
  • Speed reads and speed views
  • Storytime kits
  • Children's holiday books
  • Items borrowed from other libraries (interlibrary loans)

If you would like to opt out of automatic renewals, contact us.

You can also renew items yourself and check due dates by:

If an item can't be renewed, don't worry: there are no late fees! Return items within 28 days of their due date so you can continue borrowing other items.