Borrow free books, audiobooks, ebooks and more from the AIDE Canada Library. The library is open to everyone in Canada. Learn more

AIDE is funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada

Lending policies


When you place a hold on an item, you're requesting that it be reserved for you.

If the item is available, we'll either hold it for you to pick up or mail it to you, depending on the pickup option you've selected.

If the item is currently checked out, you'll be placed on the waitlist. We’ll email you when it’s available.

You'll receive an email when your item is ready to pick up or has shipped.


Borrowing limits

You can borrow up to 10 physical items and 10 digital items (ebooks and audiobooks) at a time.


Loan periods and renewal


Print books

The loan period for print books is 6 weeks.

You can renew books up to three times for an extra two weeks each time (6 weeks total) as long as no one else has requested them. Renew online through your account page on the library website, or contact us by phone or email.

If you're returning books by mail, please put them in the mail by the due date.


eBooks and audiobooks

The loan period for eBooks and audiobooks is three weeks.

At the end of the loan period you can renew your books for up to three more weeks as long as no one else has requested them.


Fines and fees

We don't charge late fines or replacement fees for lost or damaged items. Please handle library materials with care and return them on time.