Borrowing & Renewing


Use your NVDPL library card to enjoy countless books, DVDs, newspapers, magazines, and so much more! 

Cardholders are responsible for all materials borrowed on their cards, even on items borrowed by someone else using their cards (unless the card has been lost or stolen), as well as materials borrowed on your child’s card (age 0-12).

Click the links below for information on borrowing materials, placing a hold, renewing material, loan periods, and more.


Getting a Library Card

Your NVDPL card is free! Remember to bring your library card with you when you visit! Anyone who lives in a community served by an InterLINK library is eligible to register for a free North Vancouver District Public Library card. See Getting a Library Card for more details.

Accessing the NVDPL Catalogue

Explore all of the books, movies, music, and other items you can borrow with your NVDPL card! You can manage your library account, request items, renew material, discover recommended titles, and more.

Placing Items on Hold and Renewing Loans

Everything you need to know about requesting holds and renewing your materials.

Loan Periods

NVDPL is late fine-free but you still need to bring your material back on time! Please check the loan periods and fines.

Fees for Lost or Damaged Items

Information on fees for lost or damaged items.

Making Payments Online

Outstanding balance on your account? You can pay it online!

Borrowing from Other Libraries

If you can’t find what you’re looking for at NVDPL, it may be available at another library. Learn more about illume and interlibrary loans.

Digital Content

Looking for digital content? You can also use your NVDPL card to explore our vast collection of ebooks, digital movies and TV shows, music, databases, and even online courses! Have your Library card ready since many of our digital resources require you to enter your barcode and PIN.