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

There are no item limits for borrowing, except for reserves/short loans (limit of 3 items).  Reserves and short loans sign out for 3 hours.  All other items use the rules listed below.  

Nipissing & Canadore- Current Students, Faculty & Staff  

Item Type Loan Period Overdue Fines per item Can item be renewed?
Books 120 days none Yes
Kits, Posters & Puppets 28 days none Yes
Media (DVDs, Audiobooks et.) 14 days

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.


Alumni & Community Users

Item Type Loan Period Overdue Fines per item Can item be renewed?
Books 120 days $0.30/day Yes
Kits, Posters & Puppets 28 days $0.30/day Yes
Media (DVDs, Audiobooks et.) 14 days $0.30/day  Yes


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


Paying Library Charges:

Beginning in August of 2018, the library will no longer be charging late fees for staff, students and faculty.

Borrowing periods for most items have been extended, and all items have unlimited renewals.  Late material can be returned after its original date with no fines, unless the material has been placed on hold and recalled by another patron.  Recall fines are $0.50 per day per item.  

Please be aware that if not returned, the replacement cost for library materials will be charged to your account 3 months (84 days) from the original due date.  These costs are permanent, non negotiable and are transferred to the Finance Department.  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 address, phone number and email to which notices will be sent.  Failure to receive notices does not warrant fine forgiveness or reduction.

Lost and Damaged Items

Should you lose or damage an item you will be charged for its replacement.

Library charges 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 debit, please contact the Overdues Technician at 474-3450 x 4570 for details.