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Borrowing basics

  Loan period1 Maximum checkouts Renewals allowed1 Overdue fines2 Recall fines
Books, journals, scores, maps, audio/video3 30 days4 100 Continuously renewed $0.50 per day (maximum $20) $5 per day
Course reserves, library equipment5 3 hours6 / 1 day / 2 days / 2 weeks 3 No $0.02 per minute (maximum $100)6 N/A
Items by consultation (on site only) 11 hours 100 No $5 per day (maximum $20) N/A
ROAAr items by consultation (on site only) 11 hours 100 No N/A N/A
Key and carrels Fixed dates (end of semesters or summer) 3 Unlimited renewals Keys: $5 per day (maximum $20) N/A

1 Subject to recall

2 Library fines are calculated 24 hours per day.

3 Audiovisual materials are only loanable to the McGill community (those with a current McGill ID or Library Borrowing Card).

4 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.)

5 Course reserves items must be returned to the branch library from which they were borrowed.

6 Some course reserve items on 3-hour loan can be borrowed overnight if they are borrowed within 3 hours before the closing of Library Services. These will be due back one hour after Library services begin the next day. Please consult with your branch library for more information.

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