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Engineering Library

 
 
Borrowing Policies - Engineering Library
 
Room 1B08, Engineering Building, 57 Campus Drive, Saskatoon SK, Canada S7N 5A9 306-966-5976
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Borrowing Policies for the Engineering Library

In order to maximize the use of, and access to, all materials and resources owned by the University of Saskatchewan Libraries, the following borrowing policies are in effect:

Borrowing Privileges:
All currently registered students, faculty, and staff at the University of Saskatchewan are eligible to borrow material from any branch of the University of Saskatchewan Libraries. Persons not affiliated with the U of S are eligible for an "external borrower's" card upon payment of an annual fee. Members of A.P.E.G.S. are entitled to a complimentary card.
 
Library Cards:
Full-time students, faculty, and staff are required to present a validated University of Saskatchewan I.D. card for the purpose of borrowing material or for requesting access to other library services. Part-time students, external borrowers, and U of S affiliates will be issued a library card at the Circulation Desk. Lost or stolen I.D. or library cards should be immediately reported to the Circulation Desk to protect against unauthorized borrowing.
 
Loan Periods - General Collection:
 
Books:
Most books circulate for 30 days. All borrowers are guaranteed a loan period of 7 days, after which the item is subject to recall by another borrower. When a book is recalled, the new due date appears at the bottom on the Recall Notice.  Two renewals are permitted, providing that no other requests have been placed on the title.
Journals:
Most journals circulate for 30 days. All borrowers are guaranteed a loan period of 7 days, after which the material is subject to recall by another borrower.  When a journal is recalled, the new due date appears at the bottom on the Recall Notice.  Two renewals are permitted, providing that no other requests have been placed on the title.  Current issues of journals may be borrowed for one hour.

Extended Loan:

Faculty, staff and graduate students receive an extended term loan on any item which circulates for 30 days. At the end of the extended loan period items must be renewed in person or returned. Items on extended loan are subject to recall after the initial 7 day guaranteed loan period.
 
Loan Periods - Reserve Items:
Items in the Reserve Collection are assigned one of the following loan periods -1 hour, 2 hour, 4 hour 1 day, 3 day or 7 day.

Because the items are in high demand there is a limit of 5 items per borrower.  Renewals & recalls are not permitted. External borrowers are not eligible to borrow items from the Reserve Collection.

 
Time and Date Reserve Items are Due:
1 Day Items:
Due back exactly 24 hours from time signed out or, if Library will be closed at that time, 1 hour after opening the next day the Library is open.
2 Day Items
Due back exactly 72 hours from time signed out or, if Library will be closed at that time, 1 hour after opening the next day the Library is open.
4 Hour :
Due back 4 hours from the time signed out. If it is less than 4 hours to closing time, these items may be signed out for OVERNIGHT use. They are due back 1 hour after the library opens the following day.
2 Hour :
Due back 2 hours from the time signed out. If it is less than 2 hours to closing time, these items may be signed out for OVERNIGHT use. They are due back 1 hour after the library opens the following day.
1 Hour :
Due back 1 hour from the time signed out or by closing time the same day, whichever comes first.
Fines:
Library fines and replacement cost may be paid at any branch of the U of S Libraries.  You may pay your fines in person, or by phone using Visa or Mastercard.

General:
When library materials are borrowed, a date due slip is inserted into the book pocket. This constitutes the first date due notice. If the item is not returned by the date due, the Library will assume the item is missing and will apply the following replacement sanctions: 

Overdue Recalled Material: Borrowers who fail to return recalled materials are subject to a fine assessed at the rate of $2.00 per day to a maximum of $50.00 per item.

Overdue Reserve Items: Fines accumulate at the rate of $1.00 per hour overdue or portion thereof, to a maximum of $50.00 per overdue item.


NOTE:
There is a fine threshold of $30.00. Once fines exceed this amount, borrowing privileges will automatically be suspended until the fines are satisfied. If students fail to pay their fines, their marks and transcripts will be withheld and they will be prevented from registering in future courses until the fines are satisfied. Unpaid accounts may be referred to a Collection Agency.

 

Replacement Cost for Lost, Damaged or Missing Items:
Damage to, or loss of, material must be reported to the Libraries. The borrower is deemed responsible for the cost of the replacement plus a non-refundable $30.00 processing fee. If the lost material has been recalled for use by another borrower then the fines accrued will also be charged.

 

 


If in doubt - Ask!
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Questions relating to borrowing regulations can be directed to the Engineering Library Staff 966-5976.