Borrowing

Loan Periods

Books, magazines21 days
Bestsellers 14 days
DVD’s and videosand video games 7 days
Library of things7 days

Renewals

All materials except bestsellers will automatically be renewed twice provided they don’t have a hold on them.
Materials can be renewed with your library card:

  • In Person
  • via the library catalogue (click on Log In to enter your account)
  • by telephone at 613-932-4796 (Ask for Circulation).

Returns

A drive-by book return is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week at the Sydney Street entrance. The book drop is closed on long weekends.

Fines

A time limit is set on borrowing materials to give everyone a fair chance to use the library’s collections. If you exceed the limits, you have to pay a fine.

Materials for adults
per day/per item
Books and magazines
$0.25
CDs
$0.25
DVDs and video games
$1.00
Interlibrary loan books
$0.25
Interlibrary loan DVDs
$1.00
Library of things
$1.00
Lost of damaged items
Replacement cost plus $5.00 processing fee
Materials for children
per day/per item
Books and magazines
$0.10
CDs
$0.10
DVDs and video games
$1.00
Interlibrary loan books
$0.25
Interlibrary loan DVDs
$1.00
Library of things
$1.00
Lost of damaged items
Replacement cost plus $5.00 processing fee

 

Adult materials borrowed on children’s cards are charged adult fines.

Fines stop on the day the items are returned, whether the fine is paid immediately or not. Please return your materials as soon as possible so others can enjoy their use.

Fees

An annual membership is free for residents of the City of Cornwall. Identification with a current address is required as proof of residency.

Any person, who lives, attends school, owns property in  Cornwall or works for the Corporation of the City of Cornwall, and all residents of Akwesasne (ON, QC, NY) is entitled to use the library’s services and is eligible to receive a library card with borrowing privileges without charge upon presenting proper identification and verification.

The first library card is free and can be replaced for free once per year. Replacement for a lost card is $3.00

Membership for non-residents:

A single membership

  • 3 months @ $10.00
  • 6 months @ $20.00
  • 12 months @ $30.00

A family membership

  • 3 months @ $20.00
  • 6 months @ $40.00
  • 12 months @ $60.00

NOTE: You must have your own library card with you to sign out materials from the library.