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Library Policies

 

Borrowing materials


Borrowing reminders:

  • You are responsible for all materials borrowed including any charges on items that are overdue, lost or damaged.
  • Borrowing privileges will be suspended when items are long overdue and/or when library charges reach to following:
    • students: $100 or more (course registration and transcripts may also be withheld)
    • Camosun employees: $50 or more
    • community, retired Camosun employees & alumni: $10 or more
  • Library notices are sent by email. It is your responsibility to ensure the college has your email address.
  • Students & Camosun employees present their Camosun ID to borrow materials.
  • Community members, retired employees and alumni must sign up for a Community Borrower card and present this card when borrowing items.

Loan periods & limits

Camosun Students, Faculty & Employees

Item Loan period Maximum renewals Maximum items Long overdue
Books 4 weeks 2 50 Replacement cost + $15 fee
DVDs, Videos 4 weeks 2 50 Replacement cost + $15 fee

Journals & Magazines
Current issues cannot be borrowed

4 weeks 2 50 Replacement cost + $15 fee
Textbook Reserves
Maximum 3
24 or 72 hours 0 3 $1.00/hour continuously over the 24 hour clock
Laptops 4 hours 0 1 $1.00/hour continuously over the 24 hour clock
Laptops 1 semester Contact the library 1 Replacement cost + $15 fee
Mobile hotspots 1 semester Contact the library 1 Replacement cost + $15 fee
Headphones 4 hours 0 1 $1.00/hour continuously over the 24 hour clock

Borrow a total of 50 items

Reference material and newspapers cannot be borrowed


Community, retired Camosun employee & alumni

A free Community Borrower card is available to those who reside in the college's service area and for any retired Camosun employee or alumni.

A card will be issued upon presentation of appropriate photo identification with address verification. Cards must be renewed each year.

Item Loan Period Maximum renewals Maximum items Long overdue
Books 4 weeks 2 25 Replacement cost + $15 fee
DVDs 4 weeks 2 5 Replacement cost + $15 fee
Journals & Magazines
Current issues cannot be borrowed
4 weeks 2 25 Replacement cost + $15 fee

Borrow a total of 25 items

Reference material, newspapers and textbook reserves & kits cannot be borrowed

Renewals

Library items can be renewed 2 times after the first check-out. Renew eligible items in-person at the library or by emailing library@camosun.ca

Library items cannot be renewed if a hold has been placed by another person.

Holds

Request your library materials through the following forms:

  • library material take-out - books, journals, magazines, DVDs
  • laptop at Interurban - 4 hour loan - starts in the fall term
  • laptop at Lansdowne - 4 hour loan - starts in the fall term
  • laptop - semester loan
  • mobile hotspot semester loan

Library notices are sent by email.