Loan Periods & Fines

A maximum of 30 items may be borrowed at one time. Within the 30 item limit, the following limits also apply:

 

Collection/Service Description
Circulation Policy Fine Rate
Books, Audiobooks, Magazines, and Non-traditional Collections (Drums, Memory Kits, etc.) Physical and digital items

3 weeks

Limit of 30 per card

If an item is not returned or renewed by 6 weeks, the item will be designated lost.

No overdue fines. Charges for lost or damaged physical materials still apply based on the value of the item.
DVDs

Children’s, young adult and adult DVDs.

 

3 weeks

Limit of 7 per card

If an item is not returned or renewed by 6 weeks, the item will be designated lost.

No overdue fines. Charges for lost or damaged material still apply based on the value of the item.
Equipment E-readers, power monitors, Radon detection kits, etc.

Varies based on equipment

 

No overdue fines. Charges for lost or damaged equipment still apply based on the value of the item.
Holiday Items Books, DVDs, CDs and audiobooks from holiday collections

1 week

Limit of 5 per card

No overdue fines. Charges for lost or damaged material still apply based on the value of the item.
Medical Equipment for Loan
Free loan of medical equipment such as crutches, canes, walkers, wheelchairs, bathing aids, toileting aids and miscellaneous other aids to daily living. Items are lent on a first come first serve basis

6 weeks

(Longer loan periods may be arranged)

No fines are charged.

 

Newspapers

Vancouver Sun, Globe and Mail, and Bowen Island Undercurrent.

2 weeks of back issues.

In-Library Use Only  n.a.

 

Renewals

  • Maximum of 2 renewals on any item.
  • No renewals on materials requested by another borrower.

Holds

  • Patrons may place holds on any item in the library collection.
  •  Limit of 10 holds per card at any one time.

Interlibrary Loans

  • Interlibrary loans are materials requested from other libraries.
  • No books published within the last 12 months can be requested.
  • Patrons requesting ILLs must have a Bowen Library account
  • ILLs have a 3 week lending period, with renewals dependant on the lending library.
  • Limit of 5 Interlibrary loan requests per card at any one time.
  • A $1.00 charge will be applied for Interlibrary Loans cancelled or not picked up.