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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, online or over the phone.

  • In person, visit your nearest library location. The library accepts payments until 15 minutes before closing
  • 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.
  • By phone, please call Central Library at 905-615-3500 extension 6.
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


  • $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 $30
  • Lost park or museum pass – $25