We are no longer quarantining materials before returning them to the shelves. This follows an announcement from the BC Centre for Disease Control (BC CDC) that says “the risk of transmission between users of borrowed items is very low.”
Still concerned? You can always quarantine your checked out materials at home for 72 hours before enjoying them.
Borrowing privileges are granted to those with West Vancouver Memorial Library cards. You may have up to 50 items checked out at any given time.
Self check-out stations are located in the Main Hall and in the Youth Department. For staff assistance, please take your materials to the Account Services Desk. You will need your Library card number with you. If we have your email address, we will remind you when your borrowed materials are due—three days in advance! To ensure you receive our circulation notices by email, please add email@example.com to your list of pre-approved senders.
|Adult Materials||Loan Period
|Books, Large Print Books, CDs, Puzzles, Technology Kits||21 days||4|
|New Books||14 days||1|
|New and Holiday DVDs, Magazines||7 days||1|
|Chromebooks & WiFi hotspots||12 weeks||1|
|E-readers (Kindles, Kobos), Video Tablets (iPads)||21 days||2|
|iPod Load & Gos||21 days||0|
|Youth Materials||Loan Period
|Books, Magazines, CDs (Music & Audiobook), Technology Kits, E-readers||21 days||2|
|All other materials/bags||21 days||1|
Going on vacation? Ask about our holiday loans.
For adult materials, cardholders may request a six-week borrowing period on all books, DVDs and CDs (except new 14 day loan books and new 7 day loan DVDs).
For youth materials, cardholders may request a six-week borrowing period on all books (except for new books published in the current year and Lucky Day books), DVDs and CDs.
Six-week loans are only available on the permitted items if there are no subsequent holds.
Provided there are no holds on items, you may renew items you have checked out up to the maximum number of renewals by logging into your account online, by calling Account Services at 604.925.7404 (have your WVML card number ready) or in person.
A hold places you on a waiting list for an item if it is not currently available. You may also place a hold on an item that is available, if you would like it to be put aside for you. You may place a hold online, in person, or by calling us at 604.925.7403 (be sure to have your WVML card number ready.)
We will email you when your hold is available for pick-up. You have 7 days in which to pick up your requested item at the Holds Shelf next to the Account Services Desk.
There is a $1 charge for holds that are not picked up.
View, cancel, or temporarily suspend your holds by logging in to your Account and clicking on On Hold.
Our book drops are currently open 24/7.
Items that must returned to the Account Services Desk during open hours will be marked as such.
You may return books, DVDs, videos, and audiobooks to any Interlink public library. If returned by the due date, you will not be charged for the transit time. Allow up to one week for your account to reflect that the item(s) has been returned to WVML.
|Adult Materials||Daily Fee
|Books, DVDs, CDs, Puzzles, Magazines||35¢||$10.00|
|New Books, New DVDs, Holiday DVDs||50¢||$10.00|
|E-readers, Video Tablets, Technology Kits||$1.00||$10.00|
|Large Print, Talking Books, Puzzles, Paperback Books (with green labels)||no fee||no fee|
|Interlibrary Loan books||35¢||$20.00|
|Youth Materials||Daily Fee
|Books, Magazines||no fee||no fee|
|CDs (music and audiobooks) , DVDs, Grow-a-reader Bags, Music Kits, Playaways, Theme Boxes||35¢||$10.00|
|E-readers, Makey Makey, Rasberry Pi||$1.00||$10.00|
We accept payment by cash, cheque, or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, or American Express). All payments can be made in person. Payments by credit card may be made online by logging into your account.
Lost or non-returned items will be charged at full replacement cost plus a handling fee. Once you pay for the replacement of a lost item, we are not able to provide a refund if you later find that item. A cost assessment will be made for damaged items. Please visit the Account Services Desk should you have any concerns about the condition of your borrowed material.
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