It’s not just about books anymore. We’ve got an amazing selection of materials for you to choose from, including music, films, art and more. And all you need is your library card.
Your library card is a lot like your favourite childhood toy — or your mobile phone.
A few things to remember when checking out materials:
If you don’t have a library card and want to register for online programs, place holds on materials, or access digital services, visit any RPL location to sign up or fill out our online registration form to get a temporary barcode by email.
You can then visit any RPL location to complete your registration and receive a permanent library card.
For more information on COVID-19 health measures, click here.
Loan periods are different, depending on what type of materials you’re borrowing.
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For some materials, there is a maximum number of items that you can have checked out at any given time.
A total of 100 items can be checked out on your card at any time.
One (1) musical instrument can be checked out at any given time.
A maximum of three (3) video games can be checked out at any given time.
A maximum of five (5) items from these groups can be checked out at any given time:
A combined total of 20 items from these groups can be check out an any give time:
A combined total of 30 items from these groups can be checked out at any given time:
You are responsible for making sure that all the items borrowed on your card are returned by the due date.
As of January 1, 2021, RPL is no longer charging late fines for library materials.
When you borrow materials, you'll still have a due date. You won't be charged if you return your materials within 30 days of the due date. We recommend renewing your items if you want to keep them longer.
Once you're finished with your materials, return them so others can enjoy them!
There are several ways to renew your materials:
We aren’t charging late fines, but we still need you to return your materials.
Items that are kept 30 days past the due date are considered “lost” and your account will be billed for their replacement.
If you have $10 or more of lost costs on your account, you will also be restricted from borrowing any more materials.
Charges and restrictions will be removed if you return lost materials in good condition.
If you pay for a lost item, but then return it in good condition within six (6) months of the payment date, a refund for the replacement cost will be provided. The original receipt is required for a refund.
Try our digital services – it might be available in eBook or eAudiobook format, or through one of our streaming services.
Or you can suggest a purchase.