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
Audiobooks Spoken fiction and non-fiction audiobooks on CD.

3 weeks

Limit of 5 per card

30¢ per day

Max $6.00 per item

Adult Books Fiction and non-fiction.

3 weeks

New books limit of 5 per card

30¢ per day

Max $6.00 per item

Children’s and Young Adult Materials Fiction and non-fiction books, music CDs, kits and audiobooks. 3 weeks

10¢ per day

Max $3.00 per item

Documents & Government Publications Local, provincial and federal government documents, as well as local reports and research.

1 week

(No renewals)

30¢ per day

Max $6.00 per item

DVD

Children’s, young adult and adult DVDs.

 

1 week

Limit of 7 per card

50¢ per day

Max $6.00 per item

Equipment E-readers, power monitors, Radon detection kits, etc.

Varies based on equipment

(No renewals)

30¢ per day

Max $6.00 per item

Holds Request a hold on an item currently out from Bowen Library, or request staff to retrieve item on the shelf and hold for one week for pick up in library.  Limit of 10 holds per card at any one time.  n.a.
Holiday Items Books, DVDs, CDs and audiobooks from holiday collections

1 week

Limit of 5 per card

Regular fines apply
Interlibrary loans

Books requested from other libraries.

No audio-visual materials or books published within the last 12 months. Patron requesting ILL must have a Bowen Library account.

3 weeks

Limit of 5 Interlibrary loan requests per card at any one time

Renewals dependent on lending library. Please ask Bowen Library staff

Regular fines apply

A $1.00 charge will be applied for Interlibrary Loans cancelled or not picked up.

Magazines Magazine subscriptions with limited back issues.

1 week

Maximum 5 items of any one magazine title

30¢ per day

Max $6.00 per 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.

Donations gratefully accepted

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.
  • No renewals on holiday items, documents or equipment.