Students are required to provide their student card when withdrawing books from the library. Photo ID with student number are also acceptable. Students are responsible for all items on their library account. It is the student’s responsibility to check due dates.
AC students are responsible for returning all items borrowed from the library on time and in good condition. The due date will either be communicated orally or when possible a date stamp will be used. Students are allowed to renew books up to 2 times, however, if the book is recalled the student must return the book on its original due date.
|Library Loan Periods|
|Non-Fiction (NF)||21 Days|
|Fiction (F)||21 Days|
|Current Textbooks/ Course Reserves (TXT)*||3 Hours|
|Previous Edition of Textbooks (PRE)||7 Days|
|DVDs (MOV)||7 Days|
|FILM Reserve DV Ds (FLI)||2 Days|
|All other Audio Visual material (AV) Video Games, Cell phone charges, head phones etc.*||3 Hours|
|Short term (ST)||1 Day|
|Reference, Dictionaries etc… (REF)||1 Day|
|French Books (FRE)||7 Days|
|Magazines (MAG)||21 Days|
|*Students will not be permitted to borrow 3 hour items (such as textbooks, calculators, or phone chargers) as of 10min before closing|
All library items must be returned to the library on time. It the item is past its due date then the appropriate library fine will apply. All items must be returned either to the librarian directly or to the library return box located outside the library door.
|Books, Magazines||$1/day up to a maximum of $60 per item*|
|DVDs, Video Games||$5/day to a maximum of $30 per item*|
|7 Day Loan books||$5/day to a maximum of $30 per item*|
|3 hour reserve items (textbooks, audio visual items)||$2/hour to a maximum of $60 per item**|
|Reference Materials||$5/day to a maximum of $30 per item*|
|*Plus lost charges for items more than 30 days overdue.|
|**Plus a financial hold until the item is returned and the fine paid.|
Any item more than three months overdue is considered lost. Replacement costs include the current price of the item, new, (or, if this is not available, a default price).
If library materials have suffered abnormal wear and tear, the borrower will be responsible for the associated replacement cost. Library staff members are responsible for using their judgment to decide what abnormal wear and tear is.
Borrowers can recall items that have been checked out by other borrowers. A recall prevents the borrower with the item requested from renewing that item. Please speak to the librarians at either campus to make a recall request.
Most items in the Alexander College Library collection may be reserved. To reserve a book please speak to library staff. You will be notified by e-mail as soon as the item you requested becomes available. If the item is not picked up within 2 days of the notification it will be passed to the next person on the reservation list or returned to the shelves.
To learn more please contact us:
In person—at either library locations
By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
By phone: Burnaby 604-558-6181, Vancouver 604-558-6926
Students can renew their items in person, by email, or by phone. The same item can be renewed up to 2 times.
Email: email@example.com | Phone: Burnaby – 604-558-6181, Vancouver – 604-558-6926
Both Burnaby and Vancouver library have study room spaces for students. Both spaces have different policies for using the space.
Study Room Policy – Burnaby
The Burnaby study room is a bookable space. This space can be booked for quiet study. Students are required to book the study room from the librarian or library assistant before entering the room. The following rules must be observed.
Failure to comply with these rules will result in one formal warning and any subsequent warnings will be followed by suspension for room booking privileges for the remainder of the semester.
Multipurpose Study Room Policy—Vancouver
The Vancouver study room is a multi-use space for students’ use. The following rules must be observed.
Failure to comply with these rules will result in one formal warning and any subsequent warnings will be followed by suspension from room booking privileges for the remainder of the semester.
Learn how to find e-books from our online library with this infographic and video below.