Borrowing, Renewals and Overdues


Borrower Responsibilities

When borrowing from Sask Polytech Library you agree to:

  • Return items on time and in good condition.
  • Pay processing fees and charges for lost or damaged items (see the list of charges).
  • Borrow items for your own use. Borrowing privileges are non-transferrable. You may not lend your card or the materials you borrow to others.
  • Report a lost or stolen card to Registration Services immediately.


Loan Periods

 

Student

Distance
Student

Faculty &
Staff

External
Borrowers

Books & Audiobooks

3 weeks

1 month 6 weeks

3 weeks

Videos, CDs, Slides

1 week

10 days 1 week

1 week

AV-Reserves

In library use only

In library use only 2 weeks

In library use only

Periodicals

1 week

1 week 1 week

In library use only

Reserve Items

varies

varies varies In library use only

Reference Items

In library use only

In library use only overnight

In library use only

 

*Notes

  • Faculty may check out program-related material for a semester, subject to recall after 6 weeks.
  • Other types of material may be loaned for various periods.
  • All loan periods are shortened to the user's account expiry date if the account expires during a loan period.


Renewals

  • Books, DVDs and magazines or journals borrowed from library shelves are automatically renewed if there are no holds or recalls pending for other borrowers.
  • Materials other than books, DVDs and magazines or journals are not automatically renewed and so these items need to be returned when they are due or renewed in person
  • Login to "My Library Card" to see items that you have borrowed, your fines and fees, your requests and any blocks or messages on your account

 

Overdue Charge for In-Demand Items

  • All library materials are subject to recall to fill holds placed by other borrowers.
  • There is a $25.00 fee for overdue items with holds not returned within 7 days.


Charges for Overdue and Lost Items

Item Type

Amount

Maximum  

Charges for Lost Items

Books

$25 if 1 week overdue and the item is needed to fill another borrower's request

N/A

replacement cost + $15 processing fee

Videos

$25 if 1 week overdue and the item is needed to fill another borrower's request

N/A

replacement cost + $15 processing fee

Periodicals

$25 if 1 week overdue and the item is needed to fill another borrower's request

N/A

replacement cost + $15 processing fee

Reserves

50¢/hour

 

replacement cost + $15 processing fee

Paperback Novels

$25 if 1 week overdue and the item is needed to fill another borrower's request

N/A

replacement cost + $5 processing fee

*Notes

  • Overdue items are assumed lost and billed for replacement after 21 days.
  • Partial costs may be assessed for lost parts or damage.
  • If you are a student and owe for any borrowed items not returned, your marks, transcript, certificate, or diploma will be withheld and registration in any Saskatchewan Polytechnic courses will not be permitted until amounts owing are paid in full.
  • Borrowing is blocked when you owe more than $10.
  • We send messages to your Saskatchewan Polytechnic email address.  Please check your email daily to see messages related to your borrowing activity.  You are responsible for checking your email and for following the instructions in these messages.
  • Any problems or discrepancies concerning fines will be discussed with and resolved by the campus library supervisor.
  • This information is subject to change without notice. Please check with library staff if you have any questions about our borrowing regulations.

 

Borrowing Limits

 

Student

Faculty &
Staff

External
Borrowers

Maximum Items

25

99

3

Maximum Holds

25

25

n/a

Maximum Fines Amount Before Block

$10

$10

$10

Maximum Overdues Before Block

1

1

1

Maximum Fines Before Financial Hold

$10

n/a

n/a

 

 

Borrower Eligibility

Students

Students who are currently enrolled in a program, or have been accepted into a program, are eligible to borrow.

Students who are no longer enrolled may be eligible for alumni borrowing privileges.

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and staff who are currently employed are eligible to borrow.

Faculty and staff who have retired are eligible for retiree borrowing privileges.

Alumni

Students who have completed a certificate or diploma, and apprentice students who have completed any level, may purchase a temporary borrower card for an annual fee of $20. This permits borrowing up to 3 regular circulating items (e.g., 3-week loan books, 3-day loan DVDs). To set up alumni borrowing please bring picture ID, address ID and a copy of your diploma or transcript.

Retirees

Retirees may purchase a temporary borrower card for an annual fee of $20. This permits borrowing up to 3 regular circulating items (e.g., 3-week loan books, 3-day loan DVDs). To set up retiree borrowing please bring picture ID, address ID and a proof of your retirement.

Community members

Members of the public may purchase a temporary borrower card for an annual fee of $50. This permits borrowing up to 3 regular circulating items (e.g., 3-week loan books, 3-day loan DVDs). To set up community borrowing privileges please bring picture and address ID. You must be at least 18 years old to register for this service.

 

Reciprocal Borrower Agreement

On February 13, 2014, the University of Saskatchewan, University of Regina, and Saskatchewan Polytechnic entered into an agreement whereby current faculty, staff, and students may borrow up to a maximum of 25 items (excluding electronic devices and in-library-use-only items) at any participating library and return borrowed items to any participating library. For details see: agreement and operational documents

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