Borrowing books

We loan books, videos, and other materials to current students, staff, and faculty of Nipissing University and Canadore College as well as alumni, community members, and some students at other Canadian post-secondary institutions. To borrow library books, you'll need a Library Card.

As of November 23, 2015 there are no item limits for borrowing, except for reserves/short loans (limit of 3 items).

Borrowing Policies


Patron Type Loan Period Overdue Fines per item Can item be renewed? Item Limit
Alumni and Community Members 14 days $0.30 per day Yes, up to 4 times No limit
Canadore College Students 14 days $0.30 per day Yes, up to 4 times No limit
Distance Education Students See Borrowing for Distance Education
Faculty (Nipissing and Canadore) See Borrowing for Faculty
Graduate Students 28 days $0.30 per day Yes, up to 2 times No limit
Nipissing University Undergraduate Students
(Faculties of Arts & Science and Applied and Professional Studies)
14 days $0.30 per day Yes, up to 4 times No limit
Schulich School of Education Undergraduate Students 14 days $0.30 per day Yes, up to 4 times No limit
Staff (Nipissing and Canadore) 14 days $0.30 per day Yes, up to 4 times No limit


Other loans:

Various other loan periods and fines are used for Audio Books, DVDs, Reserves, Short-loans, Equipment, Kits and Inter-Library Loans. Please see Borrowing Multimedia and Special Items or check with Circulation desk staff for more information.

Students going on placement may have their due date extended until the end of the placement, except for DVDs, Reserves, and other high-demand items.

For more information on holds and renewals please see How do I use My Library Account?


Paying Library Fines:

Library fines can be paid at the Circulation desk by cash or cheque (made payable to the Harris Learning Library) only.  If you wish to make payment by debit or credit please contact the Overdues Technician at 474-3450 x 4570 for details.

Library fines are periodically transfered to the Finance department and applied to student accounts.  Once fines have been transferred they cannot be paid at the library.

Marks, diplomas, and registration may be withheld for students at the discretion of the Finance Department until outstanding library accounts are paid.

It is your responsibility to ensure that the library has your current email address to which overdue notices will be sent.  Failure to recieve notices does not warrant fine forgivness or reduction.