A row of books with the caption 'borrowing and renewing materials'

Borrowing and Renewing Materials

What You Can Do With a Library Card?

  1. Free wifi in all of our branches as well as PCs and Chromebooks
  2. Place holds through the website to reserve materials
  3. Use Library computers and printers
  4. Use any branch of the Milton Public Library
  5. Request materials through InterLibrary Loan service

Loan Period

Item Loan Period
Most items 21 days
DVDs 7 days
Frequent Flyers DVDs 2 days
Frequent flyers books 7 days

Unavailable Items

There are two ways that we can make an unavailable item available for you

Holds: If an item you want to borrow is not available, you can place a hold and we will notify you when it becomes available. If an item is placed on hold and not picked up on time, you’ll be charged $1 for non-pickup.

InterLibrary Loan: If you want to borrow an item that is not in the catalogue, you can use the inter-library loan to request it from another library.

Borrowing Limits

Patron types Number of items
Most Milton patrons 50 items
HALINET and Wellington County 50 items
Group home/ Shelters 2 items/per card
E.C. Drury Resident Students 5 items/per card
HPL reciprocal borrowers 8 items/per card

Renewing Materials

  1. Most items that you borrow can be renewed two times, as long as there are sufficient copies available and they are not requested by another patron
  2. Each renewal extends the due date by the same length of time as you originally borrowed the item. See the complete list of loan periods
  3. Patrons must return the items after two renewals
  4. If the patron would like to return and borrow the same item again, this can be done, if there are no other patrons requesting the item
  5. Frequent Flyer materials cannot be renewed


Borrowed items from the Milton Public Library need to be returned to one of our locations. Book Drops are available when our location is closed. If a Milton Public Library item is returned to another library system in error, the cardholder is responsible for all fines and associated charges.