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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

Material Borrowed By Fine Maximum
Adult - Feature Films DVDs Adult/Teen $2.00/Day $10.00/Item
Adult - Educational DVDs Adult/Teen 50 cents/Day $10.00/Item
Children's DVDs Adult/Teen 50 cents/Day $10.00/Item
21-Day Children's CDs Adult/Teen 20 cents/Day $10.00/Item
21-Day Children's CDs Child 10 cents/Day $10.00/Item
7-Day New Adult CDs Adult/Teen 50 cents/Day $10.00/Item
7-Day New Adult CDs Child 25 cents/Day $10.00/Item
21-Day Adult CDs Adult/Teen 20 cents/Day $10.00/Item
21-Day Adult CDs Child 10 cents/Day $10.00/Item
7-Day New Books Adult/Teen 50 cents/Day $10.00/Item
7-Day New Books Child 25 cents/Day $10.00/Item
21-Day Books Adult/Teen 20 cents/Day $10.00/Item
21-Day Books Child 10 cents/Day $10.00/Item
21-Day Magazines Adult/Teen 20 cents/Day $4.00/Item
21-Day Magazines Child 10 cents/Day $4.00/Item
7-Day Magazines Adult/Teen 50 cents/Day $4.00/Item
7-Day Magazines Child 25 cents/Day $4.00/Item
Paperbacks Adult/Teen 20 cents/Day $4.00/Item
Paperbacks Child 10 cents/Day $4.00/Item
Video Games Adult/Teen $2.00/Day $10.00/Item

Effective April 2, 2016

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:

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.

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