Borrow From Wishart Library

Your student or staff card is your library card. Present your student / staff card with the items you wish to check out at the Library Services Desk. Other users will require a Borrowing / Registered Reader Card available at the Library Services Desk.


My Library Account

To access your library account online, you can login through Omni. Your username and password will be your regular AlgomaU Credentials with the addition of "@algomau.ca" on to the username. If you are having trouble logging in, please contact us.

Keeping your information up-to-date is important and our users' responsibility. Changes to your email or personal address can be made online through your Library Account, under the Personal Details tab or directly through our Library Services Desk. Other changes, such as name, must be made through the Library Services Desk.

If you have an outstanding fine to pay, you must contact the Library Services Desk in order to clear the fine. We accept cash or debit (no credit). Changes will be applied to your account as soon as a payment is received. Any borrowing restrictions will be removed at that time.

There are a few ways to put a book on hold at the library.

  1. While browsing on Omni, you can place holds or request items directly. Whether the item is available or not, select "REQUEST" and fill out the Request Form to request an item. The library will contact you when the item is available.
  2. Bring the book(s) you wish to put on hold to the Library Service Desk. We will place a hold slip into the book(s) with your information on it and keep the book(s) behind the Library Service Desk for you for a maximum of 1 week.

The Basics

  • If another user has recalled a book you have checked out, you will receive an email notification requesting you to return the book.
  • If you have a library fine, you have some options:
    • All users must pay fines at the Library Services Desk. We accept cash and debit cards.
    • Instead of money, you can “pay” the fine by donating non-perishable food items for our Food 4 Fines service.
  • If you don’t return an overdue item we suspend your borrowing privileges and charge the replacement cost of the book.
  • It is your responsibility to keep the University/Library informed of your current address and email address. Non-receipt of notices does not relieve you from suspension of borrowing privileges and book replacement charges.

Borrowing Rights

AU Students, Staff, and Faculty may borrow up to 500 library items (books, DVDs, etc.) at one time. The loan period 120 days for books and 14 days for media (e.g. DVDS, etc.), all with unlimited renewals. This loan time will be shortened if the item is requested by another borrower.

Users with library debts will have all borrowing privileges suspended until all outstanding library debts are paid. Once settled, borrowing privileges will be restored.

AU Alumni, High School Students, and Community Members may borrow up to 50 library items (books, DVDs, etc.) at one time. The loan period 120 days for books and 14 days for media (e.g. DVDS, etc.), all with unlimited renewals. This loan time will be shortened if the item is requested by another borrower.

Users with library debts will have all borrowing privileges suspended until all outstanding library debts are paid. Once settled, borrowing privileges will be restored.

Users from other Omni Schools may borrow up to 500 library items (books, DVDs, etc.) at one time. Users from other schools may borrow up to 50 library items at one time.

The loan period 120 days for books and 14 days for media (e.g. DVDS, etc.), all with unlimited renewals. This loan time will be shortened if the item is requested by another borrower.

Users with library debts will have all borrowing privileges suspended until all outstanding library debts are paid. Once settled, borrowing privileges will be restored.