About Your Library

A valid EGPL card must be presented each time you wish to borrow. Material may be borrowed for three weeks, except bestsellers, DVDs, Check Out the Internet, or seasonal materials. Items may be returned to either branch, either at the counter before closing time, or using the Drop boxes placed outside. Library materials may be renewed twice (restrictions apply). Requests for renewals and reserves can be made either in person, by telephone, or on our website.

DVDs & Check Out the Internet (Wireless Hotspots)

All Library card holders are able to borrow DVDs.
You must be at least 18 years old to borrow restricted DVDs and Check Out the Internet.
Entertainment DVDs loan for seven days.
A maximum of 6 DVDs combined can be borrowed per card.

YOUR ACCOUNT

How to Get a Card

Library cards are free to anyone who lives, works, or attends school in the following townships or cities:

Aurora, Bradford – West Gwillimbury, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Uxbridge, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville.

Patrons outside of these areas are charged a non-resident fee. Current identification providing name, permanent address and phone number must be presented:

Adult (18 + years of age)

Driver’s license, employee identification, utility bill, personal cheque or any other source of information that gives the patron’s name and current address (preferably photo ID)

Youth (14 – 17 years of age)

Driver’s license, bill (cell phone), report card with address, pay stub or direct deposit stub, bank statement, magazine subscription, student identification card

Child (0 – 13 years of age)

Parent’s identification (see above sections)

Non-Resident Fees

Adults $40
Students (Grade 12 and under) $15

Note: Please contact the library for information regarding cards for Group Home residents

eLibrary Cards

Don’t have a library card but want to download ebooks and other online content?

If you live, work, or attend school in York Region, Bradford, or Uxbridge, you are eligible to sign up for an eLibrary Card!

eLibrary Cards give you access to online eBooks, movies, music, databases, and more!  You can also use your eLibrary Card to place up to 10 requests on library materials through our catalogue. The eLibrary Card will give you online access for up to 6 months, during which time you are encouraged to visit the Library for a permanent card.

Please note that only one card is allowed per person.

eLibrary Card Registration

Borrowing, Renewing & Fees

Renewing and Returning

All items may be renewed two (2) times except for:

  • Items with waiting holds
  • Special collection material (best seller, popular or seasonal)
  • Another library’s materials (ILLO)

Renewals can be requested in person, by telephone, or through the Account page on the Library’s website.

Return all items by closing time on the due date to either branch. Library materials may be renewed twice (restrictions apply). When the Library is closed, materials may be returned via the outdoor book drops (except Check Out the Internet).

Pay My Fines

Fines must be paid in person at the library by either cash or cheque.

Item TypeOverdue fine per day per itemMaximum Fine per item
Adult Materials$0.25$10
Children's Materials$0.15$5
DVD/Blu Rays$1.00$10
Express Loan Items$1.00$10
Wireless Hotspots and other Technology Items$1.00$10
Sharon Temple Passes$1.00$10

After accruing $20 in fines, your card will no longer be able to borrow items or access online resources. In that case, please visit your nearest branch.

If an item is lost or damaged, you may be charged for the replacement fee for that particular item. These amounts can vary depending on the item. As an example, our Wireless Hotspots have a $200 replacement fee if lost, and our GoPro has a $250 fee. Average costs for Fiction material range from $21 – $34, but are dependent on the item itself. If you have questions about replacement fees or fees in general, please speak to our staff at any of our branches, call our Holland Landing Branch at 905-836-6492, or email us at [email protected]

As a note, Group Home residents are not charged overdue fines but are charged for lost or damaged materials.

 

About Your Library