The Library loans a wide variety of items. Different types of items may have different loan or borrowing periods, and may have different allowances for renewals. 

  • Note that you can borrow up to 50 physical items per card (additional limits for specific item types may apply).
  • Items can be renewed up to five (5) times, unless other Library customers have placed holds on the item, or the items are "Quick" (i.e. Quick Picks or Quick Flicks).
  • Borrowing limits and loan periods for digital collections vary depending on the platform. See more information below.
  • Please note that during COVID-19, provincial regulations require libraries to isolate items before check-in. Ajax Public Library currently isolates items for 72 hours.
Physical Collection Item Type Loan Period / Borrowing Limits
Quick Flick DVDs 3 Days
Limit of 3 per Library card.

Quick Pick Books
Video Games
Magazines
Passes (Ontario Parks Day Pass)

7 Days
Limit of 3 video games per Library card.
Movies (DVDs or Blu-Rays)
Music (CDs)

14 Days

Books (Children's, YA, or Adult; Fiction or Non-Fiction)
Audiobooks (CDs)
CNIB Collections
21 Days
Devices (iPads, Chromebooks, Mobile Hotspots)
Kits (GPS Geocaching, Kilowatt, Pedometers, Bike Locks)
Inclusive Toys
21 Days
Limit 3 Inclusive Toys per Library card.
Limit 2 Devices per Library card.

 

Digital Collection Platform Digital Item Type Loan Period / Borrowing Limits
Overdrive / Libby eBooks
Downloadable Audiobooks

21 Days
Renew three (3) days before expiry, if no wait list.
Twenty (20) total items at a time on Overdrive.

Overdrive / Libby

Videos
Quick Pick eBooks

7 Days
Renew three (3) days before expiry, if no wait list.
Twenty (20) total items at a time on Overdrive.
Overdrive / Libby Quick Pick Audiobooks 14 Days
Renew three (3) days before expiry, if no wait list.
Twenty (20) total items at a time on Overdrive.
hoopla Movies and TV Shows/Series 72 Hours
Items may be borrowed again immediately - no waitlists.
Fifteen (15) items total may be borrowed per month per Library card.
hoopla Music 7 Days
Items may be borrowed again immediately - no waitlists.
Fifteen (15) items total may be borrowed per month per Library card.
hoopla eBooks
Downloadable Audiobooks
eComics
21 Days
Items may be borrowed again immediately - no waitlists.
Fifteen (15) items total may be borrowed per month per Library card.
Flipster eMagazines Select weekly titles expire in 2 days.
Monthly or seasonal titles expire in 7 days.
Items may be borrowed again immediately - no waitlists.
No limits on number of items borrowed.
Kanopy Movies
Short Films

72 Hours
Items may be borrowed again immediately - no waitlists.
Fifteen (15) items total may be borrowed per month per Library card.

Freading eBooks

14 Days
One renewal available per item.
Three (3) items total may be borrowed per week per Library card, for a total of 12 items maximum per month.