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A library card is free for all – residents of the Municipality of Meaford and non-residents. Simply visit the library and show us a piece of valid identification including your name, current address, and signature, to obtain a membership card.

Visit the membership section of our site for more information on borrowing and the Library's Membership and Circulation Policy.

Loans and Renewal Periods:

Movies: 3 days for new adult movies and 1 week for others, no renewals allowed
Magazines: 1 week, 1 renewal
New Adult Books: 2 weeks, 1 renewal (provided the item is not on hold for another patron)
Technology and Other Equipment: 3-21 days, no renewals
Snowshoes:  1 week, no renewals
Kits: Up to 3 weeks (includes Puzzles and Pickleball Sets)
Non-circulating: reference materials, archival materials, and the current issue of magazines
Ontario Parks Day-Use Pass:  1 week, no renewals, one pass per family.
Interlibrary loans:  3 weeks, 1 renewal (if approved by the lending library)

Late Charges:
We encourage patrons to return materials by their due date so others may enjoy the item. 
Fees will be charged for damaged items and items out for more the 60 days.
The maximum late fee charges is $5 per item. Patrons with more than $5 in charges on their account are unable to borrow items from the library and the e-Library.
Books and Magazines:   Replacement fee of book/magazine if not returned after 60 days.
Movies:  Replacement fee for movie if not returned after 60 days.
Technology, Equipment, and Kits:   Replacement fee for technology if not returned after 60 days.
Interlibrary Loans:  25 cents/day overdue charges.  $5 charge for failure to pick up items or item cancelled while in transit from the lending library. 

Interlibrary Loans:
To request an interlibrary loan item contact:  Lynne Fascinato, Manager, Library Services, at  or 519-538-3500.

Self-serve Interlibrary Loan:
Use the patron self-serve interlibrary loan service to place your request from anywhere and at your convenience. You must first have a patron record created in the INFO system by our staff. To register, visit the main desk at the library or register by email by providing your full name, address, home phone number and library card number to  where a password will be created for you and emailed back to you during regular business hours.  Use this handy self-serve how-to pamphlet to get you started.

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Purchase suggestions:

Before you recommend a purchase, please search the catalogue to ensure the Library doesn't already own the title.

You may make a purchase suggestion in person at the main circulation desk and please provide the title, author and date of publication.

You may also make a purchase suggestion through our online catalogue. Sign in to your account, click on My Purchase Suggestions on the left menu, choose New Purchase Suggestion and fill in the form. To sign in to your account, use your 14-digit library card number located on the back of your library card, do not enter spaces, and the last 4 digits of your phone number as your PIN/password.

Generally, we do not purchase specialized, academic and older titles. These may be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

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