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Loan and Fee Policy
 

Loan Periods

  • Books
    Most books 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 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 usually do not circulate. Check with each library for its policy.
  • Reserve
    Reserve collection items loan periods are set by the instructor.  Renewals are not permitted.  Since policy for reserve items can vary among library branches, check with each library.  For more information, see Reserve Collection - Information and Policy .
  • Interlibrary Loan Material

    Interlibrary loan material is generally loaned for three weeks. Other restrictions may apply as conditioned by the lending library. While renewals are not permitted, an extension to a loan may be considered. Please contact the Interlibrary Loan office at the Murray Library illquery@library.usask.ca (306-966-5996) or the Interlibrary Loan office at the Leslie and Irene Dubé Health Sciences Library ill.ssum@usask.ca before the item is due.


Library Fees

  • General
    Items must be returned, or renewed, by the due date printed on the slip at the time of borrowing, or if applicable, the new recall date.  
  • Recalled Material
    When a book is recalled, the new due date appears at the bottom of the Recall Notice.  Borrowers who fail to return recalled materials are subject to a fee assessed at the rate of $2.00 per day to a maximum of $50.00 per item. 
    Recalled material is kept on the Hold Shelf for 7 days.  On the 8th day, the book goes to the next person in the queue or back to the library stacks.
  • Reserve Material
    Borrowers who fail to return Reserve collection materials are subject to a fee assessed at the rate of $1.00 per hour to a maximum of $50.00 per item.  Reserve items must be returned to the library from which they were borrowed.  For more information, see Reserve Collection - Information and Policy

  • Interlibrary Loan Material
    Borrowers who fail to return interlibrary loan material by the due date are subject to a fine assessed at the rate of $2.00 per day to a maximum of $50.00 per item.

  • Lost, Damaged or Missing Items
    Damage to or loss of material must be reported to the library. The borrower is 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 and has incurred fees, the outstanding fees will also be charged.

Payment of Fees

There is a fee threshold of $30.00.  Once fees equal or exceed this amount, library borrowing privileges will be suspended.

In order to register for classes, graduate, or receive marks or transcripts, your library account must be clear.  Unpaid accounts may be referred to a Collection Agency.

You may pay your fees in person at any branch library on campus.  Cash, debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, and money orders are all accepted (personal cheques are not).  Please make money orders payable to the University of Saskatchewan (not to the University Library). 

You may also pay your fees by phone using Visa or Mastercard.

  • Education & Music Library 306-966-6044
  • Engineering Library  306-966-5976
  • Leslie and Irene Dubé Health Sciences Library 306-966-5991
  • Law Library  306-966-1445
  • Murray Library  306-966-6043
  • Science Library  306-966-6047
  • Veterinary Medicine Library  306-966-7205

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