Loan Periods



# of Books

Loan Period


Undergraduates unlimited 2 weeks Unlimited, barring any holds or recalls on the item 
Faculty, Graduates, Staff unlimited semester Unlimited, barring any holds or recalls on the item 
Retired Faculty and Staff unlimited semester Unlimited, barring any holds or recalls on the item 
Alumni and Community Members 20 books 2 weeks Unlimited holds, barring any holds or recalls on the item; no recalls
Open Learners unlimited   See Distance Education & Open Learners for courier service information
Reciprocal Borrowers   2 weeks See Canadian university reciprocal borrowing agreement

Other Material Types


  • DVDs are available for 2 week loans to current students, faculty, and staff
  • CDs and videos are one-day loan periods
  • Two audiovisual materials (videos, compact discs, dvds) can be signed out at one time by University members. Alumni and community members must use materials in-house
  • Booking or previewing AV material for classes requires special procedures
  • Holds are not permitted on audiovisual materials

Reserve Materials

  • 2 hour loans
  • Charge out and renew in-person, renewals are only possible if another copy is available
  • Late fines apply
  • Reserve materials cannot leave the McLaughlin Library building
  • Reserve materials are not available to alumni or community members
  • Reserve materials cannot be renewed online or by phone
  • Holds on reserve materials are not permitted

Library Account

Login to your Library account to:

  • Renew items
  • Check for fines
  • Review your list of checked-out items
  • Review your list of holds and recalls
  • Cancel holds and recalls

Holds and Recalls

  • More information about Holds and Recalls
  • All patrons with valid cards can place holds on items that permit holds in Primo  

Interlibrary Loans

  • More information on Interlibrary Loan
  • Use this service to obtain items not in Primo from other libraries

Distance Education and Open Learners

Reciprocal Borrowers