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Libraries now open with limited services.

Paying fines and fees

The library charges fines for late returns and lost or damaged items. If you have received a fine, you can pay in person or online.

  • In person, visit your nearest library location. The library accepts payments until 15 minutes before closing. Only available when library locations are open. 
  • Online, log into your account through the Library Catalogue and click the Pay Now button, which will appear when you have at least $1.00 in fines. To learn more about making online payments watch our video tutorial.
You can pay online with Visa (excluding Visa Debit), Mastercard (excluding Debit Mastercard), or American Express.

Late fines

Books, DVDS, magazines, CDs

  • $0.35 a day up to a maximum of $10

Lightning loans, video games, launchpads

  • $1 a day up to a maximum of $10


  • $250 replacement fee
  • $5 a day up to a maximum of $25

Chromebooks and laptops

  • $550 replacement fee
  • $10 a day up to $50

Museum and park passes

  • $1 a day

Outstanding fines

The library uses a collection agency to recover outstanding fines of $20 or more. Additional fines may be added to your account.

Other fines or charges

  • Lost or damaged items – replacement cost in full
  • Replacement library card – $2
  • Non-resident card – annual fee of $40
  • Lost park or museum pass – $25