Loans and fees
Membership in the Montréal Library System is free for residents of Montréal. One piece of identification and proof of residence are required.
Limits on simultaneous loans
Every member is entitled to borrow a total of 40 items from Bibliothèque du Boisé or Bibliothèque du Vieux-Saint-Laurent, including 10 DVDs or Blu-rays and 3 video games. Members may also borrow items from the Réseau des bibliothèques publiques de Montréal as a whole.
The loan period for DVDs, Blu-rays, and video games is 7 days. Other items may be borrowed for up to 21 days. Items may be borrowed for an extended period during the summer. Once the due date appearing on the receipt issued when the item is borrowed has passed, a fine will be levied.
Documents can be renewed up to three times unless they are reserved by another member. Please note that video games can only be renewed once, and that board games are not renewable.
Video games and board games cannot be reserved. All other materials can be requested at the library or through the online catalogue Nelligan.
Lost or damaged materials
Members will be required to pay the cost of replacing or repairing any lost or damaged materials, along with non-refundable administrative fees. The late fees must also be paid. If an item declared lost is returned in good condition within 12 months, the charges for replacement of the item may be refunded upon presentation of the receipt.