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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 the 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.

My account

Place holds, check due dates, and renew items from the library catalogue. My account.

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

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 4 weeks 2 25 Replacement cost + $15 fee

Borrow a total of 25 items

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

Renewals

Check loan periods and limits to find out what can and cannot be renewed. Library items cannot be renewed if a hold has been placed by another person.

Non-reserve books, DVD's, and journals will renew automatically if there are no holds on the item. You will receive an email with the new due date.

Renew eligible items in-person at the library or by logging in to your library account.

Holds

Place holds through the library catalogue. We will notify you when items are available.

Holds are not permitted on textbook reserves, headphones, or kits.