Loan periods

Loan periods for Grimsby Public Library items vary. Loan periods may change if your due date lands on a holiday. If you are a Grimsby patron checking items out from another Libraries in Niagara Cooperative member library, collections, loan periods and fines are subject to their policies and may vary. See Grimsby Public Library loan periods below.

21 days

Fiction books (adult, teen, and children's books)

Non-Fiction books (adult, teen, and children's books)


7 days

Express Read books


DVDs (feature films, kids, TV series, documentaries) 

3 Days

Express DVDs

eBooks and eAudiobooks

Go to hoopla and cloudLibrary to learn more about downloading or streaming e-books, music, movies, TV and more. Loan periods vary for these services.

Borrowing services

We offer the following services to make borrowing and using our collections easier:

Get email or text notices for items

Ask to get email or text notifications by calling or visiting us, or by signing up through My GPL Account. You will get the following notices via email/text:

  • Hold notices: when an item you had on hold is available for pick up
  • Pre-overdue notices: the day before an item is due back
  • Overdue notices: receive these two weeks and four weeks after an item is overdue.
  • Other notices related to your account only (no spam)

Why you should get email/text notification

Email/text notification helps you avoid missing your holds and accruing overdue fines and other fees on your account. We do not send spam or any other messages that are unrelated to your holds or borrowed items.

Place holds

Get on the waiting list for books, DVDs, magazines, or most other library items by placing a hold. You can place a hold in-person, by phone or online through My GPL Account. This can be done if the item you want is checked out by someone else or if it is otherwise temporarily unavailable. To learn how, go to Place a hold.

Renew loan periods

You can extend your due date if you need more time with your item. Please note the following restrictions:

  • Each item may be renewed up to 2 times
  • Each renewal period is the same as the original loan period
  • You may renew over the phone, in person or by logging onto My GPL Account
  • Items cannot be renewed if the item has been requested by another patron



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