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Loan and Fine Policy
 

Loan Periods

  • Books
    Most books circulate for three weeks. 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 three weeks. 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 .

Fines

  • General
    Items must be returned by the due date printed on the slip at the time of borrowing, or if applicable, the new recall date.   Library fines can be paid at any one of the library branches on campus. Cash, debit cards, Visa, MasterCard, and money orders are all accepted (personal cheques are not).  
  • Books
    Books are subject to overdue fines at the rate of $1.00 per day to a maximum of $25.00 per item.
  • Journals
    Journals are subject to overdue fines at the rate of $1.00 per day to a maximum of $25.00 per item.
  • 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 fine 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 fine 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 .

Replacement Cost for 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 fines, the outstanding fines will also be charged.

Fine Payment

To avoid fines, return or renew library materials before the due date.  There is a fine threshold of $30.00.  Once fines 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 fines 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 fines by phone using Visa or Mastercard.

  • Education & Music Library 966-6044
  • Engineering Library  966-5976
  • Health Sciences Library  966-5991
  • Law Library  966-1445
  • Murray Library  966-6043
  • Natural Sciences Library  966-6047
  • Veterinary Medicine Library  966-7205

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