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Welcome to the Alexander College library! There’s many services that we provide and this guide will help you make the most of them. Here are some of the things that you can do in the library:
Student ID Cards
Having a student card is important at AC. You will need them to take your midterm and final exams as well as to borrow material at the library. Printing your first card is free; all you need is a passport OR one piece of B.C. picture ID (BCID or a driver’s license), your student number, and to be enrolled in the current semester. Be careful not to lose your card! There is a $25 replacement fee to reprint student ID cards if you do.
Once you’ve made your student ID, you’ll be ready to borrow material from the library. This includes course textbooks, previous edition textbooks, non-curricular material like novels and comics, movies, video games, and other material like calculators or phone chargers. Remember each of these items have different loan periods. For example, a current course textbook can only be borrowed for 3 hours but a previous edition can be borrowed up to 7 days. Ask the library staff if you don’t know how long you can borrow something!
It’s important to remember the return date of material as well. The library staff will always write the return date on the “Date Due” sticker on the inside cover of whatever you are borrowing. Just as material have different loan periods, they will also have different late fines. Remember, you can always avoid late fines by renewing your borrowed item. If you can’t make it to campus the day an item is due, you can contact the library by email or phone to renew your item.
Student will have many assignments that will need to be printed, which can be done at the library. To do this, you will need to create a Papercut printing account. As soon as your log in to the college computer you’ll find the Papercut app start up in the top right corner of the screen. Click “Details” to begin the account creation process. There are many guides found around the library to help you with the rest of the process and you can always ask the library for help if you are having trouble making an account or printing in general. Remember, you will need a credit card or VISA debit to add credit to your account.
You can also book a study room at the library as well. Both campuses have a study room that can be booked for up to 3 hours. First, let the library staff know that you want to book the room and the amount of time you want to borrow it for. If the schedule is open, the room will be booked under your name. You will exchange your Student ID for a study room card that has all the rules you will need to abide by while using the study room. When you are done, give it back to the library staff to get your student ID back.