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 must first register as a patron with the Library Services Desk. Your username and password will be temporarily set to your Library Barcode Number. Once your library account has been created, you can log onto your account online and select Account Preferences to change your username and password.

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

If you have an outstanding fine to pay, you must contact the Library Services Desk to pay it off as soon as you can. 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.

<p>There are a few ways to put a book on hold at the library.</p>

<ol><li>Bring the book(s) you wish to put on hold to the <strong>Library Service Desk</strong>. 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 <strong>1 week</strong>.</li><li>For books that are already checked out you can place a hold through your online <strong><a href="https://algoma.concat.ca/eg/opac/home">Library Account</a></strong>. Select the book in our <strong><a href="https://algoma.concat.ca/eg/opac/home">Catalogue</a></strong>. An option to <strong>Place Hold</strong> will appear on the right-hand side menu. </li></ol>


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 during 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

Eligibility

  • Full-time, Part-time and Sessional Faculty members at Algoma University

Loan Period

  • Faculty members may borrow books from the general collection for a 120 day period. These items may be renewed for an additional 21 days.
  • Faculty may request an extended loan period for the current academic session. However, if the item is recalled they will be asked to return the item.

Delinquent List

  • Full-time faculty and sessional instructors with library debts will be identified on the Library Delinquent List.
  • All borrowing privileges will be suspended until all outstanding library debts are paid. Once settled, borrowing privileges will be restored.

Eligibility

  • Full-time and Part-time Students enrolled in the current academic session at Algoma University.

Loan Period

  • Students may borrow books from the general collection for a 21 day period. These items may be renewed for an additional 21 days.
  • Students may borrow materials in the reserve reading collection for the length of time specified by the instructor.

Delinquent List

  • Students with library debts will be identified on the Library Delinquent List.
  • All borrowing privileges will be suspended until all outstanding library debts are paid. Once settled, borrowing privileges will be restored.
  • Students will not receive their university transcripts, nor will they be permitted to register for courses until all outstanding library debts have been paid.

Eligibility

  • Staff and Administration currently employed at Algoma University.

Loan Period

  • Staff may borrow books from the general collection for a 21 day period. These items may be renewed for an additional 21 days.

Delinquent List

  • Staff and Administration with library debts will be identified on the Library Delinquent List.
  • All borrowing privileges will be suspended until all outstanding library debts are paid. Once settled, borrowing privileges will be restored.

<p><u>Eligibility</u></p>

<ul>



<li>Alumni from Algoma University</li>



<li>Must possess a Registered Reader Card (obtained at the Library Service Desk)</li>

</ul>

<p><u>Application</u></p>

<ul>



<li>Application forms are available at the Library Circulation Desk. These forms must be completed to receive a Borrowing/Registered Reader Card</li>

</ul>

<p><u>Loan Period</u></p>

<ul>



<li>Alumni may borrow up to <b>5 items</b> from the general collection for a 21 day period. These items may be renewed for an additional 21 days.</li>

</ul>

<p><u>Delinquent List</u></p>

<ul>



<li>All borrowing privileges will be suspended until all outstanding library debts are paid. Once settled, borrowing privileges will be restored.</li>



<li>Borrowing privileges will be cancelled if a borrower uses them irresponsibly (e.g., by lending a library card to another individual, by damaging books, or by failing to pay fines, seeking to circumvent the Library's policies, etc.).</li>

</ul>

<p><u>Eligibility</u></p>

<ul>



<li>Adults in the Algoma community</li>



<li>Must possess a Registered Reader Card (obtained at the Library Service Desk) for a cost of $20 a year</li>

</ul>

<p><u>Application</u></p>

<ul>



<li>Application forms are available at the Library Circulation Desk. These forms must be completed to receive a Borrowing/Registered Reader Card</li>

</ul>

<p><u>Loan Period</u></p>

<ul>



<li>Community Members may borrow up to <b>5 items</b> from the general collection for a 21 day period. These items may be renewed for an additional 21 days.</li>

</ul>

<p><u>Delinquent List</u></p>

<ul>



<li>All borrowing privileges will be suspended until all outstanding library debts are paid. Once settled, borrowing privileges will be restored.</li>



<li>Borrowing privileges will be cancelled if a borrower uses them irresponsibly (e.g., by lending a library card to another individual, by damaging books, or by failing to pay fines, seeking to circumvent the Library's policies, etc.).</li>



<li>All Library users with borrowing privileges are personally responsible for loss or damage of books signed out in their names, as well as for all accumulated fines.</li>

</ul>

<p><u>Eligibility</u></p>

<ul>



<li>High School Students in the Algoma community</li>



<li>Must possess a Registered Reader Card (obtained at the Library Service Desk)</li>

</ul>

<p><u>Application</u></p>

<ul>



<li>Application forms are available at the Library Circulation Desk. These forms must be completed to receive a Borrowing/Registered Reader Card</li>




<li>High school students wishing to borrow books must complete an application form signed by their school principal. Students under 18 years of age must also have their application signed by a parent or guardian.</li>

</ul>

<p><u>Loan Period</u></p>

<ul>



<li>High School Students may borrow up to <b>5 items</b> from the general collection for a 21 day period. These items may be renewed for an additional 21 days.</li>

</ul>

<p><u>Delinquent List</u></p>

<ul>



<li>All borrowing privileges will be suspended until all outstanding library debts are paid. Once settled, borrowing privileges will be restored.</li>



<li>Borrowing privileges will be cancelled if a borrower uses them irresponsibly (e.g., by lending a library card to another individual, by damaging books, or by failing to pay fines, seeking to circumvent the Library's policies, etc.).</li>



<li>All Library users with borrowing privileges are personally responsible for loss or damage of books signed out in their names, as well as for all accumulated fines.</li>

</ul>

<p><u>Eligibility</u></p>

<ul>



<li>Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students and Undergraduates registered at a university in Ontario (<a href="https://ocul.on.ca/our-members">OCUL members</a>)</li>



<li>Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students and Undergraduates registered at a university in Quebec (<a href="http://www.bci-qc.ca/en/members/">BCI members</a>)</li>



<li>Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students and Undergraduates registered at universities in the Atlantic provinces (<a href="https://caul-cbua.ca/directories/institutions">CAUL/CBUA members</a>) or the Western provinces (<a href="https://coppul.ca/members">COPPUL members</a>)</li>



<li>Faculty registered with North American members of <a href="https://www.oclc.org/en/membership.html">OCLC</a> Reciprocal Faculty Borrowing Program</li>



<li>Retired faculty from other Canadian universities who have library privileges at their home university library</li>

</ul>

<p><u>Application</u></p>

<ul>



<li>A current University ID card must be presented at the Library Services Desk, together with identification showing a current address. After an application form has been completed the user will be issued a Borrowing/Registered Reader Card valid for one calendar year.</li>

</ul>

<p><u>Loan Period and Returning</u></p>

<ul>



<li>Reciprocal Borrowers may borrow up to <b>5 items</b> from the general collection for a 21 day period. These items may be renewed for an additional 21 days.</li>



<li>Items must be returned to Wishart Library, or to any participating <a href="https://ocul.on.ca/our-members">OCUL Library</a>. Wishart Library books may <b>not</b> be returned to libraries in other provinces.</li>

</ul>

<p><u>Delinquent List</u></p>

<ul>



<li>All borrowing privileges will be suspended until all outstanding library debts are paid. Once settled, borrowing privileges will be restored.</li>



<li>Borrowing privileges will be cancelled if a borrower uses them irresponsibly (e.g., by lending a library card to another individual, by damaging books, or by failing to pay fines, seeking to circumvent the Library's policies, etc.).</li>



<li>All Library users with borrowing privileges are personally responsible for loss or damage of books signed out in their names, as well as for all accumulated fines.</li>

</ul>