It’s not just about books anymore. We’ve got an amazing selection of materials for you to choose from, including music, films, art and more. And all you need is your library card.
Your library card is a lot like your favourite childhood toy — or your mobile phone.
A few things to remember when checking out materials:
We have two types of library accounts available through online registration. Choose the one that's right for you and register here.
Prefer to sign up in person? No problem! Staff members at any RPL location would be happy to assist you.
Loan periods are different, depending on what type of materials you’re borrowing.
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For some materials, there is a maximum number of items that you can have checked out at any given time.
A total of 100 items can be checked out on your card at any time.
One (1) musical instrument can be checked out at any given time.
A maximum of three (3) video games can be checked out at any given time.
A maximum of five (5) items from these groups can be checked out at any given time:
A combined total of 20 items from these groups can be check out an any give time:
A combined total of 30 items from these groups can be checked out at any given time:
You are responsible for making sure that all the items borrowed on your card are returned by the due date.
As of January 1, 2021, RPL is no longer charging late fines for library materials.
When you borrow materials, you'll still have a due date. You won't be charged if you return your materials within 30 days of the due date. We recommend renewing your items if you want to keep them longer.
Once you're finished with your materials, return them so others can enjoy them!
There are several ways to renew your materials:
We aren’t charging late fines, but we still need you to return your materials.
Items that are kept 30 days past the due date are considered “lost” and your account will be billed for their replacement.
If you have $25 or more of lost costs on your account, you will also be restricted from borrowing any more materials. If you’re borrowing something from another library, their financial threshold amount will apply to you, even if you are an RPL cardholder.
Charges and restrictions will be removed if you return lost materials in good condition.
If you pay for a lost item, but then return it in good condition within six (6) months of the payment date, a refund for the replacement cost will be provided. The original receipt is required for a refund.
Try our digital services – it might be available in eBook or eAudiobook format, or through one of our streaming services.
Or you can suggest a purchase.