The library has self-service equipment for borrowing and returning documents. The loan period is 21 days for documents, but 7 days for fiction films, television series and video games.
Adults may borrow an unlimited number of documents, with the following restrictions:
Type of document
|New acquisitions||2 novels|
2 audio books
3 works of non-fiction
|DVD||2 fiction films|
|Works of non-fiction on the same topic||3|
|Travel guides||2 per country|
Children may borrow a maximum of 8 documents at a time, with the following restrictions:
|Type of document||Maximum allowed|
|Works of non-fiction on the same topic||2|
Members who don’t wish to wait for a “bestseller” to be available may rent a copy at a cost of $3.50 for three weeks.
When the library is closed, you can drop documents needing to be returned into the book slot. This includes CDs and DVDs.
You may renew a loan if the document has not been reserved by other members, with the exception of new acquisitions, television series and video games, which cannot be renewed. Renewals can be done in person at the library or online via the catalogue. To renew loans using the online catalogue, you need a personal identification number (PIN), which you can obtain at the service counter.
For more information, consult the Catalogue and online resources section.
You can reserve any document (other than rentals) that is already out on loan. Reservations can be made in person at the library or online via the catalogue. Once you’ve confirmed that the document is available, you have three days to come and pick it up. You are allowed to make a maximum of three reservations at a time.
Interlibrary loans (ILL)
Through the interlibrary loan service, members with a citizen's card can borrow, from another library, certain documents that the Saint-Lambert library does not have. A maximum of two requests can be processed at once.
If a document is located elsewhere, there may be a waiting period of two to four weeks to receive it. However, new acquisitions, magazines and newspapers, audio or video documents, software, and CDs and DVDs cannot be borrowed through an ILL.
Fees may apply to certain documents, such as rare or old books, specialized books, books published outside Canada, photocopies of articles, etc. Any applicable fees must be paid by the person requesting the document. Requests can be placed at the reference desk on the second floor of the library.
You can consult
Politique de prêt entre bibliothèques (PEB) (in French only)
Print book and digital audiobook loans
The library offers members a loan service for print books and digital audiobooks. Accessible via the library catalogue, the PRETNUMERIQUE.CA application gives access to Quebec titles (both French and English), novels, documentaries and children’s books, in PDF or ePub format. To learn more about digital loans, consult the Online resources and digital books section of the catalogue and the Start-up Guides.
Digital magazine loans
The library offers members a digital magazine loan service. Accessible via the library catalogue, the RBdigital application gives access to Quebec titles (both French and English). To learn more, consult the Online resources and digital books section of the catalogue and the Start-up Guide.