Your Ptbo Library card allows you to borrow physical and digital titles from the Library, and now you can use your card at Cavan MonaghanDouro-Dummer, Kawartha Lakes, Otonabee-South MonaghanSelwyn, and Trent Lakes Public Libraries too!

Learn more about reciprocal borrowing

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

Unlimited

Playaways & Readalongs

21 Days

3

Yes

Unlimited 

Launchpads

7 Days

1

Yes

1

DVDs

14 Days

1

Yes

Unlimited

New & Popular DVDs - Feature

14 Days

0

No

Unlimited

TV Series DVDs 

14 days

1

Yes

Unlimited

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

For loan periods on any of our Library of Things items, please visit their information pages:

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)

Please note: Once you renew an item you will not receive an overdue notice for the new due date. Please make note of your new due date so you can return your items on time. 

Returns

Items my be returned using the outdoor return access at the top of the ramp or the indoor return access across from the elevator.

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.

Damaged Item Costs
Item Damage Fee
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, 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
Launchpad $250.00 $5.00 $255.00
14 Day DVD $22.00 $5.00 $27.00
New & Popular 14 Day DVD $50.00 $5.00 $55.00
14 Day DVD (TV Sets) $65.00 $5.00 $70.00
Periodical $7.00 $5.00 $12.00