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This information applies to: McGill students

To borrow items:

  • Use one of our auto-loan machines using your Library PIN (for details, see your library account), or
  • Present your McGill University student ID at one of the Library Services Desks.
Loan period1Max number of renewals1Max number of itemsOverdue finesRecall fines
Books - undergraduate students2 6 weeks unlimited4 80 n/a $ 5.00/day
Books - graduate students3 4 months unlimited4 80 n/a $ 5.00/day
Journals 1 week 1 80 n/a $ 5.00/day
Audio/video materials and maps 1 week 1 6 $ 2.00/day $ 5.00/day
Course reserves5 3 hours6/24 hrs/ 48 hrs 0 3 $ 0.02/minute7 n/a
Course reserves - audio/video 4 hours 0 3 $ 0.02/minute7 n/a
Scores - undergraduate students 6 weeks unlimited 80 n/a $ 5.00/day
Scores - graduate students 4 months unlimited 80 n/a $ 5.00/day
Marvin Duchow Music Library
Audio/video materials for Schulich School of Music Sound Recording students
2 weeks 1 6 $ 2.00/day $ 5.00/day
  1. Subject to recall.
  2. Students from the McGill School of Continuing Studies and McGill Community of Lifelong Learning enjoy the same borrowing privileges as McGill undergraduate students.
  3. PhD students whose McGill ID expires December 31 may have their borrowing privileges extended until the date their thesis is due. Either an email or a signed letter from the student's faculty administrator or thesis advisor must be sent to a Loans Supervisor at the appropriate library. (N.B. the email must be sent from a valid McGill address.)
  4. Students with a valid McGill ID card may renew books an unlimited number of times unless the book is recalled.
  5. Course reserves items must be returned to the branch library from which they were borrowed.
  6. Course reserve items on 3 hour loan can be borrowed overnight if they are borrowed within 3 hours before the closing of Library Services. Course reserve items borrowed overnight will be due back one hour after Library Services begin the next day.
  7. Library fines are calculated even when the Library is closed.
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