Borrowing Materials

What Can I Borrow?

  • Books, Large Print, Board Books, and Graphic Novels
  • Digital materials: including eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMusic, eVideo, eLearning, eMagazines and research resources
  • Audiobook CDs
  • DVDs
  • Magazines
  • Video Games: Wii, WiiU, PS3, PS4, XBox360, Xbox One
  • Music CDs
  • Kits including pedometers and Kill-a-Watt appliance meteres

Fines and Fees


In order to improve the customer experience, we’re making some changes to our fines/fees.

What’s changing?

The most exciting change:

MPL will no longer be charging a replacement fee for lost or stolen library cards!

We have waived the fees associated with lost or stolen cards and you can now replace your library card for free! Simply come into any branch, report the missing card and receive your new card.

In addition, we will be implementing a charge of $1 for the non-pickup of a hold or ILLO request.

Doing so will ensure that items are not held up unnecessarily within the HOLDS/ILLO process ensuring the full collection is available for our patrons.

If you have placed a hold or ILLO request, you have seven days to pick up the item in order to avoid a fine. If you will be going away for a period of time, you can contact us or go online to freeze your hold request for the duration of your absence. 

We look forward to serving you better! 

Changes will take effect September 3, 2019.

Fines are charged for materials returned to the library after the date they are due. They may be returned up until midnight of the date they are due without a fine. Fines are not charged on days the library is closed.

Important: Please note that up-to-date fine totals are calculated once materials have been returned to the library (therefore fines appearing in your account may not reflect final amounts due).

  • $1.00 per day for overdue Frequent Flyers (except DVD Frequent Flyers), Games and DVDs to a $10.00 maximum
  • $2.00 per day for overdue Frequent Flyer DVDs to a $20.00 maximum
  • 25¢ per day for all other overdue material
  • $10.00 maximum per item
  • $40.00 maximum total fine
  • $1.00 fine for non-pickup of a Hold or Inter-Library Loan

An accumulation of unpaid fines will result in the suspension of library privileges.

Other Fees

  • Black and White Printing - $0.20 per page
  • Colour Printing - $0.40 per page
  • 3D Prints - $1.50 for each 15 minutes of printing
  • Non-Resident Cards are $35.00 per year

Loan Periods

Loan periods

  • 3 weeks from the date of borrowing for most items
  • 2 weeks for high demand items
  • 2 weeks for magazines
  • 7 days for all DVDs, Games and Frequent Flyers (except DVD Frequent Flyers)
  • 2 days for all Frequent Flyers DVDs
  • 1 week for some seasonal items

Due dates are extended from the date of renewal. Two renewals, if there are no other requests for the item. Extended loans for vacations, et cetera, available upon request.

Lost and Damaged Items

Lost and Damaged Items

The full cost of the item plus a processing fee of $5.00 per item will be charged.

A charge of $5.00 will be levied for for lost DVD and CD cases.

Use of Library AV Materials

The Milton Public Library is not responsible for any damage to patron's audio visual equipment as a result of using library audio visual material.

Reciprocal Borrowing

Reciprocal Borrowing

You may use your Milton library card without charge at the following public libraries: Oakville, Burlington, Halton Hills, Hamilton and Wellington County. You must show your Milton library card and be registered in their database.

Purchase Suggestions

Purchase Suggestions

You may make suggestions for the library to purchase by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please give us as much information as you can about the author and title. We cannot purchase every suggestion. If you want a hold placed on material suggested, please provide your name and library card number.