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Fine Policy

Please respond to all Overdue & Fines Notices. Unpaid accounts of $10.00 or more are forwarded to a collection agency and a $10.00 fee is added.

Click here to download the St. Catharines Public Library Circulation Fines Flier

Item TypeTeen, Adult & Temporary CardChild's Card
Fine per Item,
per Day
Maximum Fines per ItemFine per Item,
per Day
Maximum Fines per Item
DVDs $1.00 $10.00 Cannot borrow on Child’s card
Video Games $1.00 $10.00 Cannot borrow on Child’s card
New CDs & CDs $0.25 $10.00 $0.10 $10.00
Audiobooks $0.25 $10.00 $0.10 $10.00
New Fiction Books $0.50 $10.00 $0.25 $10.00
Fiction & Non-Fiction Books $0.25 $10.00 $0.10 $10.00
Magazines $0.25 $6.00 $0.10 $6.00
Paperbacks $0.25 $6.00 $0.10 $6.00
Express Collection $1.00 $10.00 Cannot borrow on Child’s card

Effective November 12, 2019

To renew material, call our Automated Telephone and Message Service at 905-687-4832, 24 hours a day from your touch-tone phone, or visit our catalogue at:

http://search.stcatharines.library.on.ca/

Sign up for Email and Avoid Fines
Introducing Due Date Reminder Emails

  • Patrons who have registered to receive hold and overdue notifications via email can now opt in to receive courtesy email due date reminders 3 days before items are due.
  • Signing up is easy, simply visit the Circulation Desk at any branch or call to let us know your email address.
  • Due Date reminders are sent as a courtesy and patrons are responsible for monitoring due dates on materials via check-out slip, online patron account, or calling their local branch.
  • Call 905-688-6103, ext. 210 for more information or to sign up.

Miscellaneous Fees

Memberships Live/Work/Study/Own Property in St. Catharines Free
Non-Resident Membership (Annual) $75.00
Replacement Library Cards Teen (12-17) & Adult (18+) $4.00
Child (0-11) $2.00
Damaged or Lost Fees Damaged/Lost Item Full Replacement Cost
Damaged/Lost AV Case $3.00
Damaged/Lost Barcode or Security Tag $1.00
Other Collection Agency Fee $10.00 + HST

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