To borrow materials, a valid Pickering Public Library card is required. Library cards are FREE to the following groups:
Note: A second piece of ID with home address is also required.
The Pickering Public Library welcomes Courtesy Members from other Durham municipalities. Please read the following for more details.
For non-Durham residents you may purchase a membership for $50 per year or may have the option of a six month membership for $27. This fee approximates the annual cost of library services paid by Pickering taxpayers.
Children, 13 years of age and under, require the signature of a parent or guardian to get a library card.
For more information regarding borrowing privileges, please contact the Renewals and Overdues Department at 905-831-6265 and press 1.
If you have a library card you haven't used in years, visit the library to reactivate your card or email us now to have an eCard Online Membership set up.
Send us an email and we will see if you are eligible for our fines amnesty program.
|Material Type||Loan||Renewal Allowed|
|Book (except Fast Reads, Best Sellers, and Hot Reads)
|21 days||Two (2) renewals unless the item is requested|
|Best Sellers||14 days||None|
|Classic, TV, World Cinema, Performing Arts, Entertaining Non-Fiction Videos (DVD)
Children's Entertainment Videos (DVD)
|7 days||Two (2) renewals unless the item is requested|
*Limit of Five Games per card
|7 days||One (1) renewal unless the item is requested|
|Children's Hot Reads||7 days||None|
|Fast Reads (Books and Magazines)||5 days||None|
|Entertainment DVDs, Blu-rays||2 days||One (1) renewal|
|iPod Audio Books
|21 days||One (1) renewal|
|Watt Reader Device||7 days||One (1) renewal|
|Fee Per Day||Max fee per item|
|Adult and Teen Materials|
|Books (except Fast Reads)
|iPod Audio Books
|Fast Read Magazines||$1.00||$5.00|
Fast Read Books
Phonics & Storytelling Kits
PLEASE NOTE: You may not use your card if you have outstanding charges of $20.00 or more for Adults and $10.00 or more for Children under 14 years of age.
-- available 24/7
--Have your library card ready
--You can renew items you have on loan
Some library materials cannot be renewed. This happens when:
Please check due dates carefully. The new due date may not be a day that your branch is open. Overdue materials can be renewed. You may pay the fees on your next visit to the library. Items renewed using this service must be renewed before midnight on the due date to avoid late fees.
If you have any questions or problems with the system please call 905-831-6265 and press 1 or contact your local branch.