Borrowing

As a Library member you can borrow a wide variety of materials.

Borrowing Periods

Borrowing Items Borrowing Period Renew* Holds
Movies & videogames 7 days Yes Yes
Boomerang Books 14 days No No
Boomerang Movies 7 days No No
Media Equipment 3 days Once No
Board Books 21 days Yes No
Toys (at Aaniin & Milliken Mills) 21 days No No
Magazines 7 days Once No
Books and all other items 21 days Yes Yes
eBooks (from OverDrive) 21 days Yes Yes

*an item may be renewed if no one is waiting for it.

Boomerangs are popular items available at the Library on a first-come-first-served basis.

Borrowing Limits

  • You can borrow up to 100 physical items on your card and an additional 50 electronic items.
  • The maximum number of items on the preschool Ready to Read card is 25 children’s books.
  • If the item has holds on it the loan period may be reduced.

Extended Loans

Extended loans are available for items that are not in high demand. We reserve the right to limit or deny extended loans on specific items.

Returning Items

  • Borrowed items may be returned to any Markham Public Library Branch.
  • All branches have after hours book drops. Items returned through the book drop will be taken off your account on the next open day.
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