New Lending Policies

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Loan Periods

These are the loan periods for the following types of material.

Magazines, CDs, ESL DVDs, DVDs, & DVD Dispenser Games 1 week
Dispenser DVDs (Movies & TV Series) 3 days
Books including bestsellers, CD Books and inter-library loans 3 weeks
All Kits including Health Department Bins, Nostalgia Kits, Theme Boxes, Theme Bags 3 weeks
Hamilton Book Dispenser Books 3 weeks
Rapid Reads 3 weeks
Book Club Sets 6 weeks

Renewal Policies

As of April 2019, all items can be renewed for a maximum of two times their full loan period unless a hold exists on the item by another customer. Exceptions listed below:

  • Dispenser DVDs, 3 Day Loan DVDs, & Rapid View DVDs
  • Dispenser Games & Nintendo Switch Games
  • Rapid Reads
  • Book Club Sets
  • Interlibrary Loans
  • Hamilton Book Dispenser items

Late Fines

Borrowing from RPL is FREE!
Return your items on time to avoid fines.
If you have $5 or more in late fines, please pay at the Accounts desk to continue to borrow (library hours & locations). You can view your account to check your fines.

Holds not picked up will be fined $2 for each item.

Adults Maximum fine per item is $15.00
Books, Magazines, Inter-Library Loans $0.50 / day
Rapid Reads $2.00 / day
Teens Maximum fine per item is $10.00
Books, Magazines $0.25 / day
Rapid Reads $1.00 / day
Kids Maximum fine per item is $5.00 (Maximum fine for Theme Bags and Theme boxes is $10.00)
Books, Magazines, Picture Books $0.10 / day
Rapid Reads $1.00 / day
Theme Bags & Boxes $1.00 / day
Media Maximum fine per item is $15.00
CD Books $0.50 / day
DVDs & CDs $1.00 / day

Material Borrowing Limits

Members may borrow up to 30 items per category for regular print books, magazines and non-dispenser DVDs up to a total of 30 items per card (not including digital collections).

Adults
Book Club Sets 2 / card
Items 30 / card
Inter-Library Loans 5 / card
Teens
Items 30 / card
Kids
Theme Bags 2 / card
Theme Boxes 2 / card
Kids Book Club Sets 2 / card
Items 30 / card
Media
Items 30 / card
DVD Dispenser Movies, TV Shows & Games 4 / card
Digital Collections are not included in the 30 maximum borrowing limit
eBooks (OverDrive) 10 / card
eAudiobooks (OverDrive) 10 / card
eAudiobooks (OneClickdigital) 5 / card
Streaming music, movies, and books (Hoopla) 8 / card
Hamilton Book Dispenser
Items 20 / card
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