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Fines and Fees

You don’t like to pay fines; we don’t like to charge them.
Avoid fines by renewing items by the due date. Renew online by accessing your account through the Library catalogue or by phone at 905.885.4712.

If you return Library material after the due date, the following charges will apply

Books, magazines, talking books and CDs $0.25 per day per item to a maximum of $7.00 per item

7 day titles $1.00 per day per item to a maximum of $7.00 per item

Interlibrary loan materials $1.00 per day per item to a maximum of $7.00 per item

Hold items not picked up $1.00 per item

Interlibrary loan items not picked up $5.00 per item

DVDs $1.00 per day per item to a maximum of $7.00 per item

These fines apply to material returned in the Drop Box and in the Library. Borrowing privileges are suspended once you owe $10.00 or more on your account.

Lost or damaged material
The replacement cost of lost or damaged material will be added to your account.

Library card replacement
We will be happy to issue a replacement library card. Please visit the Circulation Desk of either Branch and show current identification with your name and address.

The fee for a replacement card is: $5.00

Temporary memberships
Three-month temporary Library memberships are available at a cost of: $20.00
(How to join the Library)

Non-resident memberships

Library memberships are available for out-of-town users at a cost of: $50.00 per year per household
(How to join the Library)


Printing charges
Library computer users may print information at a charge of:  $0.25/page b&w & $0.50/page colour.

Photocopying charges

  • $0.25/page for b&w single-sided copies 
  • $0.50/page for colour copies

Local History and Genealogical Research

  • Simple search and copy services - $5.00 per item, pre-paid only
  • Complex searches - $30.00 per hour, minimum charge of $30.00, plus $5.00 per item for copies of documents 
  • (Local History)

Room rental and equipment charges

  • $35.00/hour – room rental during Library hours
  • $40.00/hour – room rental after Library hours
  • $10.00 – Flipchart with paper
  • $20.00 - Large-screen TV with computer or DVD/VCR player
  • $30.00 – Large-screen TV with computer and DVD/VCR player
  • (Room Rentals)

Payment forms 

  • Cash 
  • Debit Card
  • Cheque made out to Port Hope Public Library

The Library does not accept credit cards at this time.