A registration form for individuals under the age of 14 must be signed by a parent or guardian. A library card will then be given to the child and the card must be presented in order to borrow books.
Books, magazines and audiobooks may be borrowed for a period of two weeks. The date by which the item must be returned is stamped on the date due slip at the back of the item. Children may borrow from the adult collection as well as the children’s collection. The Library Board requests that parents wishing to monitor their children’s reading materials do so on an individual basis. DVDs, Blu-Rays and Recreation Equipment may not be borrowed on a youth library card.
Items may be renewed for a further period, subject to limits and availability.
Items may be returned to a any Cape Breton Regional Library branch or bookmobile. Items may also be returned to university, community college, and all other public libraries throughout Nova Scotia.
Items borrowed from the Children’s collection on a Youth Membership do not accrue fines. However, overdue books from the adult collection are subject to fines of 15 cents a day up to a maximum of $3.00 per book.
Lost or Damaged Books
The parent or guardian signing the child’s registration is responsible for the books borrowed. In case of loss or damages a charge for replacement or repairs is made.
Lost Library Cards
If a child’s library card is lost, books may be borrowed by the child without a card. If the card is not located within a week, a replacement may be obtained at a charge of $1.00. The card must be reported lost by the parent or guardian.
Cape Breton Regional Library Child Safety Policy
- Parents or other legal guardians are responsible for the behaviour and safety of their children using library branches.
- Children age ten and under must be accompanied at all times by a parents or other responsible caregiver.
- If Library Staff notice and feel that the safety of any unaccompanied child is in doubt, the staff will attempt to contact the parents or legal guardians. If this is not successful, staff will notify police or a community agency responsible for the care and well-being of children.