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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 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

Kits: 1 week, no renewals

Non-circulating: reference materials, archival materials, and the current issue of magazines

Interlibrary loans: As of April 26, 2019 the Provincial Inter Library Loan system is ceasing to exist due to Provincial budget cuts.

Late charges

If library materials are not returned by their due date, late charges apply. The maximum late fee is $5 per item. Patrons with more than $5 in charges on their account are unable to borrow items from the library and the eLibrary.

Books and Magazines: $.25 per item per day
Movies: $1 per day per item
Technology, Equipment, and Kits: $1 per day

Interlibrary loan - Due to budget cuts this system will cease to exist as of April 26 2019.

If we don't have it in our collection, ask us to order through interlibrary loan.

Free for patrons unless the lending library charges for the loan. We will contact you before ordering if there is a fee charged.

Overdue fines are $.25 per business day to a maximum overdue fine of $5 per item.

There is a $5 fine if an interlibrary loan request is not picked up or cancelled while the book is in transit from another library.

To request an item contact:
Lori Ledingham, Public Services Coordinator at lledingham@meaford.ca or 519-538-1060 extension 1126

Self-serve interlibrary loan - This system will cease on April 26, 2019

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 lledingham@meaford.ca where a password will be created for you and emailed back to you during regular business hours.


 

image of back of meaford library membership cardPurchase 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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