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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:  3 weeks, 1 renewal (if approved by the lending library)


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:  $.25 cents per day.  $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:  Lori Ledingham, Public Services Coordinator at lledingham@meaford.ca or 519-538-1060 extension 1126

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


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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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