Borrowing Information

Mayerthorpe Public Library strives to offer a variety of materials to our patrons. The corresponding loan periods and fines are as follows:

 Material Type Lending Time Overdue Fines
 Books 21 days (3 weeks) $0.10/day
 DVDs & Blu-Ray (single disc)  7 days (1 week) $1.00/day
 DVDs & Blu-Ray (multi-disc set)
 14 days (2 weeks) $1.00/day
 Audiobooks 21 days (3 weeks) $0.10/day
Magazines  7 days (1 week) $0.10/day
 Book Bags 21 days (1 week) $0.10/day
 Playaway 21 days (1 week) $0.10/day
 eReaders 21 days (3 weeks) $1.00/day
 Daisy Readers 21 days (3 weeks) $0.10/day
 Music CDs  7 days (1 week) $0.10/day
Items ordered in from other libraries are subject to the owning library's policies. Please check your receipt or your account online to see when it is due back.

Borrower's Responsibilities

  • The borrower assumes responsibility for items borrowed from the library. 
  • For a minor’s account (under the age of 18), the parent or legal guardian assumes responsibility for all items borrowed on that account. 
  • The borrower should return library materials in the same condition as when loaned to them. You may be charged for items returned damaged, or not returned at all.
  • When a card accumulates $10.00 or more in unpaid fines, it is automatically suspended from checking out more items.


  • Most Library items can be renewed up to 2 times beyond the original due date. 
  • There are exceptions to renewals such as a hold on the item you have borrowed, outstanding fines or fees on your account that will block any renewals, expired memberships or memberships that will expire during the renewal period, etc. Renewals are not guaranteed. 
  • Renewals can be done online through Tracpac, or by contacting MPL.


  • To place a hold on a specific item, you can use Tracpac online, the TRACpac app on your device, or contact MPL. 
  • When your held item becomes available, you will be notified through the method you chose when creating or renewing your library membership (email, phone call, text message, etc.)