Overdue fines

  • Daily fines are added to your account for each day an item is overdue
  • Fines are applied for each item that is not returned by its due date
  • You can accrue up to $5 per item
  • Fines do not apply for:
    • Children's books and magazines
    • e-books or any other digital content from the Online Library

LiNC fine policies

If you have items checked out from another Libraries in Niagara Cooperative (LiNC) library, loan periods and fines are subject to their policies and may vary.

See the following table for overdue fine charges for Grimsby Public Library items:

Grimsby Public Library fine amounts

Fine amount table
Fine amountItems

25¢ per day

  • Adult fiction and non-fiction books
  • Teen fiction and non-fiction books
  • Magazines
  • Audiobooks
  • Children's books

$1 per day

  • Express Read books
  • Express DVDs

No fines

  • Children's books and magazines
  • e-books
  • e-audiobooks
  • Other digital content

How to avoid overdue fines

Click on the tips below to learn how you can avoid overdue fines:

Sign up for email/text notification

Email notification is a borrowing service that sends you pre-overdue notices via email/text. This gives you a friendly reminder the day before your items are due back to return them. You will also receive notices if the item does become overdue, and when an item you put on hold comes in for you.

Keep your due dates in mind

Hold on to your checkout receipt, call the library to ask, or check My GPL Account to keep track of your due date and return your items before or on that day.

Use the 24/7 drop box to return items

The outside Library drop box on the west side of the building off the Carnegie Street entrance is always open. If you know you will not be able to return your items on the day they are due, you can return them the day before, even if we are closed.

Renew your items before the due date

If you know you will not be able to return your items on time, renew your items before the due date to extend your loan period. You can call, visit in-person, or renew items through your My GPL Account. This will only work if no other patrons have put those items on hold. You can renew up to 2 times.

Other fees

The following table lists the other fees you might pay at the Library. Find printing and photocopying prices under the Services section of our website

List of fees



Book sale items

25¢ per book or 5 for $1 / $1 for DVDs

Lost or damaged A/V case or cover

$2 per item

Lost or damaged Library item

Replacement cost + $5 processing fee

Non-resident membership

$40 per year

Replacement Library card




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