Borrowing

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 (see Fines & Fees below) Yes
Kits, Posters & Puppets 28 days none (see Fines & Fees below) Yes
Media (DVDs, Audiobooks et.) 14 days none (see Fines & Fees below) Yes

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 none (see Fines & Fees below) Yes
Kits, Posters & Puppets 28 days none (see Fines & Fees below) Yes
Media (DVDs, Audiobooks et.) 14 days none (see Fines & Fees below) Yes

 

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

Fines & Fees

If an item is 30 days past its due date, the patron will be charged a $125 Replacement Charge for the item in addtion to a non-refundable $25 Administration Fee.

Any account with more than $30 in fines will be blocked.  Patrons with a blocked account will no longer be able to borrow items from the Library until their total fines are brought below the $30 limit.

 

Holds

When a patron woud like to borrow an item that is currently out, they may choose to place a hold on an item which recalls the item and the borrowing patron is asked to return the item to the library.

Recalled items must be returned within 7 days of the date the hold was placed.  The borrowing patron will be notified by email that their items' due date has changed and it must be returned.  If a recalled item is not returned within 7 days, fines begin to accrue.

Recalled books, kits, posters and puppets have a recall fine of $4.00/day to a maximum of $56.00.

Recalled media have a recall fine of $10/day to a maximum of $100.00.

If a recalled item is not returned within 14 days from its recall date, it will be marked lost and the borrowing patron is charged a $125 Replacement Charge for the item in addition to a non-refundable $25 Administration Fee.

 

Paying Library Charges

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.