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Borrow & renew

NVCL is no longer charging fines on overdue materials. Existing late fines will be waived.  Please note that we are still charging the replacement cost for lost items and long-overdue (6 weeks) items assumed to be lost.

All library materials may be borrowed with a library card, except reference materials and home services audiobooks. Registration for a library card is free. If you give us your email address you will receive renewal and overdue reminders.

When you wish to return library materials, you may do so through the automated exterior book drop, which is open 24/7 on the east side of the library building.


Changes to borrowing

Loan periods have been simplified to 4 weeks (previously 3 weeks) for most regular materials, and 2 weeks (previously 1 week) for high-demand items such as DVDs and games.

Item Loan period # Renewals Max # out
Regular books, paperbacks, large print books 4 weeks 2
New & Display books (2nd floor) 2 weeks 1
Magazines 2 weeks 1
CD music and CD books 4 weeks 2
DVDs, BLU-RAYs 2 weeks 1 10
Video games 2 weeks 1 5
Great courses 6 weeks 1 3
Playaway pre-loaded children’s audiobooks 4 weeks 1 3


Changes to placing holds

There is no fee to place holds on titles in our catalogue. There is a $1 fee for holds that are not picked up and checked out.

IMPORTANT UPDATE DURING THE COVID PANDEMIC: When holds become available, they are quarantined for 3 days before we send you a holds pickup notice. So even if your online accounts shows that a hold is available for pickup, PLEASE DO NOT COME TO PICKUP HOLDS UNTIL YOU HAVE RECEIVED A HOLDS PICKUP NOTICE FROM US. You will then have 10 days to come pick up the items during our open hours


Renewal via our online catalogue

Go to our Library Catalogue, and log in using your library barcode and PIN (last 4 digits of your phone number), then select the "My Account" menu link.


Other fees

  • Replace a lost card: $3
  • Fee for lost item: replacement cost, plus processing fee ($5 per item for paperbacks and children’s materials; $10 per item for other materials). Fees can be paid here.
  • Library card registration/membership fee:

    Residents of the City of North Vancouver and InterLink communities - Free.
    BC OneCard users (residents of other BC communities with a OneCard card) - Free.
    Non-Residents (residents of non-InterLink communities) - $50 per year.
    Temporary foreign students - free for 1 year
    Visitors (from other countries mostly) - $20 for 3 months. 

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