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Borrowing

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.

Loan Periods

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

Late Fines

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.

Late Fees
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.

Lost and Damaged Items

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.

Recalls

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.

Reserving Books

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: library@alexandercollege.ca
By phone: Burnaby 604-558-6181, Vancouver 604-558-6926

Renewals

Students can renew their items in person, by email, or by phone. The same item can be renewed up to 2 times.

Email: library@alexandercollege.ca | Phone: Burnaby – 604-558-6181, Vancouver – 604-558-6926

Study Rooms

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. A maximum of 3 students can use the room at one time. The room can be booked for a maximum of 2 hours at a time. The following rules must be observed.

  1. All students must surrender their student ID cards before entering the room, the cards will be kept until the students exit the room.
  2. Only 3 students are allowed in the room at one time for a maximum of 2 hours.
  3. Students may not touch the blinds. Blinds must remain open at all times.
  4. No chairs or tables may be brought into the room.
  5. Students must leave the room clean and ready for the next student’s use.

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.

  1. The Study Room is primarily a silent study space, and students must respect each other’s need for silence by holding conversations (face to face and phone) outside the room, not playing loud music, etc. Quiet conversation is allowed elsewhere in the Library.
  2. The Study Room can be booked for group meetings or clubs.
  3. The room can be booked for a maximum of 2 hours at a time.
  4. Students are required to book the Study Room from the Librarian or Library Assistant before entering the room.
  5. Food and drinks in covered containers are allowed, but students must clean up after themselves and alert Library Staff to any accidents or mess.
  6. Students must leave the room clean and ready for the next student’s use.

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.