Fines

Fines accumulate daily on items that are returned after the due date. Non-refundable fees are charged for lost or damaged library items, and include the item replacement cost and a processing fee. If you find the lost item after paying the replacement cost and fee, you can keep the item.

When you owe $35 or more in fines and/or fees, the Library sends your account to a collection agency and adds a $15 administration fee.

Payments, including program fees, may be made online, in cash, by debit, or by cheque payable to Burlington Public Library.

All regular overdue items (except those listed below)

  • late charge: 15 cents/day per item
  • $3 per item maximum

DVD & video games

  • late charge: 50 cents/day per item
  • $5 per item maximum

Interlibrary loan

  • late charge: 50 cents/day per item
  • $10 per item maximum

Theme kit

  • late charge: $1/day per kit
  • $10 per kit maximum

Other charges

  • Lost or damaged library card: $1

All regular overdue items (except those listed below)

  • late charge: 25 cents/day per item
  • $5 per item maximum

DVD & video games

  • late charge: 50 cents/day per item
  • $5 per item maximum

EXPRESS collection

  • late charge: Book, $1/day per item
  • $20 per item maximum
  • late charge: DVD, $2/day per item
  • $20 per item maximum
  • late charge: eReader & iPad mini, $5/day per item
  • $30 per item maximum

eReader

  • eReader replacement cost: $200
  • lost or damaged USB power cable: $6
  • lost or damaged soft carrier pouch: $15
  • fine for deleted content: $2/book
  • late charge: $5/day ($30 maximum)

iPad mini

  • iPad mini replacement cost: $400
  • lost or damaged USB power cable: $6
  • lost or damaged soft carrier pouch: $38
  • late charge: $5/day ($30 maximum)

Launchpad

  • late charge: $5/day ($30 maximum)
  • Launchpad replacement or damage cost: $150
  • lost or damaged USB power cable: $6

Chromebook/MacBook - in-library use only

  • Chromebook replacement or damage cost: $400
  • MacBook replacement or damage cost: $1,600

Interlibrary loan

  • late charge: $1/day
  • $10 per item maximum

Book club kit

  • late charge: $1/day per kit
  • $10 per kit maximum

Other charges

  •  Lost or damaged library card: $2

All regular overdue items (except those listed below)

  • late charge: 20 cents/day per item
  • $5 per item maximum

DVD & video games

  • late charge: 50 cents/day per item
  • $5 per item maximum

EXPRESS collection

  • late charge: Book, $1/day per item
  • $20 per item maximum
  • late charge: DVD, $2/day per item
  • $20 per item maximum
  • late charge: eReader & iPad mini, $5/day per item
  • $30 per item maximum

eReader

  • eReader replacement cost: $200
  • lost or damaged USB power cable: $6
  • lost or damaged soft carrier pouch: $15
  • fine for deleted content: $2/book
  • late charge: $5/day ($30 maximum)

iPad mini

  • iPad mini replacement cost: $400
  • lost or damaged USB power cable: $6
  • lost or damaged soft carrier pouch: $38
  • late charge: $5/day ($30 maximum)

Launchpad

  • late charge: $5/day ($30 maximum)
  • Launchpad replacement or damage cost: $150
  • lost or damaged USB power cable: $6

Chromebook/MacBook - in-library use only

  • Chromebook replacement or damage cost: $400
  • MacBook replacement or damage cost: $1,600

Interlibrary loan

  • late charge: 75 cents/day per item
  • $10 per item maximum

Book club kit

  • late charge: $1/day per kit
  • $10 per kit maximum

Other charges

  • Lost or damaged library card: $2

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