Your library card lets you borrow items from any of our Peterborough Public Library locations.

The library does not charge late fines for overdue library materials. For more information, visit our Fine Free Service page.

For more information about borrowing library materials, see our Borrowing Policy.

Loan Periods and Limits

Item

Loan period

Renewals

Holds

Items /Card

Books, Audiobooks, Magazines

21 Days

3

Yes

Unlimited 

Music CDs

21 Days

3

Yes

5

MP3 CDs & Playaways

21 Days

1

Yes

Unlimited 

DVDs

7 Days

1

Yes

5

New & Popular DVDs - Feature

7 Days

0

No

2

New & Popular DVDs - TV

14 days

0

No

2

Quick Books

7 Days

0

No

2

DAISY Readers

42 Days

0

Yes

1

Book Club in a Bag

42 Days

0

Yes

1

Interlibrary Loans

Varies

Varies

 N/A  2 requests / Month

Renewals and Holds

You can renew borrowed items or place holds on items using your library card:

  • In person or by phone during regular library hours
  • Online using my account
  • By automated telephone system at: 705-745-0407 (renewals only)

Returns

You may return library material to either Library branch when we are open.
The after hours book drop is available at the Main Branch only.

Email Notifications

The Library can send you notifications about your holds, overdue material, service interruptions and due dates. If you would like to receive these notifications please call the Library or visit the Check-Out Desk to update your account.

Lost or Damaged Materials

If items are lost or damaged, the library charges fees to replace or repair them.

Item Repair Costs
Item Repair Cost
Board Book, Easy Reader, or Juvenile Paperback $8.00
Juvenile or YA Book $11.00
Adult Book $15.00
CD or DVD (per disc) $20.00
CD & Book Kit (book only) $8.00
Item Replacement Default Costs
Item Default Cost Processing Fee Total Cost
Book Club or VLS Bag $6.00 $5.00 $11.00
Great Courses Case $11.00 $5.00 $16.00

Multimedia case (DVD, MP3, Playaway, Book & CD Kit); Playaway Door, etc.

$4.00 $5.00 $9.00
Book on CD $45.00 $5.00 $50.00
Music CD $15.00 $5.00 $20.00
7 Day DVD $22.00 $5.00 $27.00
New & Popular 7 Day DVD $50.00 $5.00 $55.00
14 Day DVD (TV Sets) $65.00 $5.00 $70.00
MP3-CD $40.00 $5.00 $45.00
Periodical $7.00 $5.00 $12.00