Borrowing basics for students, faculty, and staff

Material/service Loan period Maximum checkouts Renewals allowed Overdue fines Recall fines Borrowable from Québec University Libraries?
Books 30 days 100 Automatically, continuously renewed $0.50 per day (maximum $20) $5 per day Yes
Scores 30 days 100 Automatically, continuously renewed $0.50 per day (maximum $20) $5 per day Yes
Journals, maps 30 days 100 Automatically, continuously renewed $0.50 per day (maximum $20) $5 per day No
Audio/video 30 days 100 Automatically, continuously renewed $0.50 per day (maximum $20) $5 per day
Course reserves, library equipment 3 hours, 3 hours same day / 1 day / 2 days 3 No $0.02 per minute (maximum $100) N/A
Course reserves, library equipment 2 weeks 3 No $5 per day (maximum $20) 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
Interlibrary Loans 30 days 100 4 automatic renewals $0.50 per day (maximum $20) N/A N/A

All loans are subject to recall.

The items that renew automatically will do so unless a hold has been placed, or the user's account has expired.

Library overdue fines are calculated 24 hours per day.

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

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.

Retired McGill faculty and staff enjoy the same borrowing privileges as active McGill faculty.

PhD students no longer registered because of non-compliance with the Time Limitation Policy but who require access to library resources to complete their thesis can obtain Library borrowing privileges and extend access to library e-resources.

Course lecturers have access to McGill library print and online material during the time and for five months after the end of their contract. If their access is cut immediately after the end of their contract (temporary issue due to system integration), they should fill in the form, requesting a Course Lecturer extension. Once they receive a temporary account number, they have to get in touch with the branch library (hsslloans.library [at] mcgill.ca for the Humanities and Social Sciences Library) with the number to be assisted with completing the process.

McGill casual staff can obtain McGill Library borrowing cards. They must fill in the form, and their supervisor has to send an email confirming the end date of their employment to the branch library (hsslloans.library [at] mcgill.ca for the Humanities and Social Sciences Library). Once they receive a temporary account number, they have to get in touch with the branch library (hsslloans.library [at] mcgill.ca for the Humanities and Social Sciences Library) with the number to be assisted with completing the process.

Members of McGill's Community for Lifelong Learning (MCLL) can obtain McGill Library borrowing cards. They must fill in this form. Once they receive a temporary account number, they have to get in touch with the branch library (hsslloans.library [at] mcgill.ca for the Humanities and Social Sciences Library) with the number to be assisted with completing the process. To get the borrowing card the MCLL members have to show their membership card or a copy of the MCLL study group registration information that they received by mail

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