- How long can I borrow materials for?
- How many items can I have out at one time?
- How do I renew items?
- Why can't I renew something?
- Can I borrow books that are marked as "reference"?
- How do I borrow ebooks or audiobooks?
How long can I borrow materials for?
|Best Bet||21 days|
|Video (except language learning video)||7 days|
|DVD (except language learning DVD)||7 days|
|Language learning video or DVD (including literacy)||21 days|
|Periodical or magazine||7 days|
|eContent||Varies as determined by licensing agreement|
|Music score||21 days|
|Picture collection||21 days|
|Items provided by Home Library Service||Extended loans as determined by City-wide Services|
|Digital Equipment||2 hours|
|Museum & Arts Pass||Expiry date as specified on the Pass|
Most materials can be returned to any Toronto Public Library branch. Some items must be returned to the branch from which you borrowed them:
- Interloan items
- Toronto Reference Library picture collections
How many items can I have out at one time?
How do I renew items?
Sign in to Your Account and click on the Checkouts tab. Click the box beside the titles you want to renew and then click Renew Selected Items.
The renewal period starts as of the day you renew an item, not the original date the item was due.
Call the automated telephone renewals line at 416-395-5505.
Call Answerline at 416-393-7131.
Call your local branch.
In the library:
Use the online catalogue in any branch or ask staff.
Why can't I renew something?
There are a few reasons why you might not be able to renew an item
- Someone else has a hold on the item and is waiting for it
- It's a feature DVD that we've had for less than 6 months
- You have renewed it twice already
- Your library card has expired
Can I borrow books that are marked as "reference"?
Books that are marked as "reference" cannot be borrowed; they are for use in the library that owns the copy. There are usually circulating copies of the book that you can borrow.
How do I borrow eBooks or eAudiobooks?
You can checkout and download materials either directly through your device or transfered from your computer after downloading. For instruction on how to use this service see the Getting Started with Library eBooks user guides.