Borrowing Guide

Taking something out? Here are the ins and outs.

Physical Content

How Many?

You can have up to 40 items on your card at any time.

Please note the limits of:

  • 1 adult & 1 youth Hits To Go book
  • 1 adult & 1 youth Hits To Go DVD
  • 1 adult Hits To Go* CD
  • 5 video games

*Hits To Go are new releases or high demand items only available to borrow for a week.

How Long Can I Keep Things?

Three Week Loans on almost everything!

We share books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, video games and interlibrary loans for three weeks. Be sure you return your items so we can share the love with other EPL customers. (Hits to Go items are the exception.)

Not done? Renew it and keep it longer.

You may renew or request items as long as:

  • Your library card is current and your late fees are less than $10
  • It is not a Hits To Go item
  • It is not a magazine

You may renew items up to 2 times if they are not requested by another person.

Extended borrowing periods may be arranged for special circumstances such as hospital stays or vacations.

Where to return?

Return items to any of EPL’s 20 branches. After-hour returns are available at most locations. (Exceptions are our Capilano and Londonderry branches.)

Digital Content

EPL subscribes to a number of Online Resources, some of which have their own borrowing limits and loan periods.

Online Resource Borrowing Limit Loan Period
Acorn TV 1 pass per RB Digital account 1 pass per week, 4 per month
Cantook Station 15 items 21 days
EBSCO eBooks 15 items 7 days
Freading 6 items per month 2 weeks
Hoopla 5 items per month Audiobooks: 21 days
Comics & ebooks: 21 days
Movies & TV: 3 days
Music: 7 days
Kanopy 5 items per month 3 days
Kanopy Kids 5 items per month 3 days
New York Times 1 pass per NYT account 3 days
OverDrive 15 items 21 days
OverDrive Kids 16 items 22 days
RB Digital Audiobooks 15 items 21 days
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