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Fine Schedule



Item Type



Adult & Temporary Cards Child, Teen, and Senior Cards Notes
Fine per Item, per Day Maximum Fine per Item
Magazine and Paperbacks $0.25 $6.00 FINE
DVDs, Express Collection, Launchpads, Video Games $1.00 $10.00 Cannot be borrowed on a child card
New Fiction Books, Sports & Leisure Collection $0.50  
New CDs, CDs, Audiobooks $0.25  
Fiction and Non-Fiction $0.25  
Hotspots and Parks Passes $5.00 $20.00 Cannot be borrowed on a child card
Telescopes and Bird Watching Kits $5.00 Cannot be borrowed on a child or teen card

*St. Catharines Public Library is Fine Free for all Children, Teen, and Senior Cards. No fines are collected on these accounts.


To renew material, call our Automated Telephone and Message Service at 905-687-4832, 24 hours a day from your phone, or visit our catalogue at:

Sign up for Email and Avoid Fines
Introducing Due Date Reminder Emails

  • Customers who have registered to receive hold and overdue notifications via email can now opt in to receive courtesy email due date reminders 3 days before items are due.
  • Signing up is easy, simply visit the Circulation Desk at any branch or call to let us know your email address.
  • Due Date reminders are sent as a courtesy and customers are responsible for monitoring due dates on materials via check-out slip, online library account, or calling their local branch.
  • Call 905-688-6103, ext. 210 for more information or to sign up.

Miscellaneous Fees

Memberships Live/Work/Study/Educator/Own Property in St. Catharines Free
Non-Resident Membership (Annual) $75.00
Replacement Library Cards Teen (12-17) & Adult (18+) $4.00
Child (0-11) $2.00
Damaged or Lost Fees Damaged/Lost Item Full Replacement Cost
Damaged/Lost AV Case $3.00
Damaged/Lost Barcode or Security Tag $1.00
Other Collection Agency Fee $10.00 + HST

Please respond to all Overdue & Fines Notices. Unpaid accounts of $10.00 or more are forwarded to a collection agency and a $10.00 fee is added.