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  • Library Cards & Access


    All students, faculty and staff must present a valid library card in order to take materials out of the library and to use many other library services, including library databases. Many of George Brown College's library resources are also available from outside the college, using Off-Campus Access

    All cards are issued for the exclusive use of the holder who is responsible for all library transactions made with the card. Cards are not transferable.

    Loss or damage of your card must be reported to the Library Help Desk immediately in order to avoid unauthorized use, for which the borrower will be held responsible. Replacement of your Photo ID card costs $12.00. A lost generic black and white library borrower card can be replaced at no cost.

     **If you have any problems logging in, please send us an email or call us at 416-415-5000 (Casa Loma: ext. 4634, St. James: ext. 2173), or come visit the Library Circulation Desk in person.  

    Please check George Brown’s website for more details regarding your George Brown College Photo-ID Card. If you do not yet have your Photo ID, you can use the new Student Photo Submission Form  available online.
     
    There are several major categories of library borrowers. For more information on your library status, access and privileges, please select the appropriate category:

     


     

    George Brown Full-Time Students (Photo ID)

     

    FT Student Card

    All Full Time George Brown students will be issued a Student Photo I.D./Library Card during registration week. Students obtaining their new Student Photo-ID card must present government issued personal photo identification and proof of registration.

    Off campus access to library resources is available through your Student Photo I.D./Library Card. When prompted for your USER ID / barcode, enter your student # (example: 100123456). When prompted for your PIN, enter the last four digits of your telephone number.

    Your Student Photo I.D. / Library Card is required in order to: sign out books, DVDs; book a laptop; check out reserves; book a study room and access library resources from off-campus. Your library card can also be used for fast & easy photocopying and printing.

    Loan periods depend on individual items, but books from the general collection may be borrowed for 2 weeks, with 4 renewals, provided items have not been requested by another person. Only 1 reserve item may be borrowed at a time, with no renewals. Materials from other college libraries can also be requested through our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service free of charge.

    Summer Borrowers: Full time George Brown College students who are on summer break and returning in September may continue to use the library resources during the summer. Please ask to have your privileges renewed for the summer at the Library Circulation Desk or send us an email. Summer borrowers will have full access to the library’s online resources and may borrow 2 library books at a time. 

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    George Brown Part-Time & Continuing Education Students

     

    PT Student and ConED Card  

    Part-time Students and Continuing Education Students are issued a Library Borrower card upon request in the library after completing a borrower registration form and presenting a copy of your student registration form.

    This card is only valid for the duration of the semester/course indicated on the registration form and is renewable upon presentation of a new registration form. To renew your card, please visit the Library Circulation Desk or send us an email.

    Off campus access to library resources is available once your library card has been issued. When prompted for your USER ID / barcode, use the 13 digit number at the bottom edge of the card (example: 1133771234123). When prompted for your PIN, enter the last four digits of your telephone number.

    If you wish to gain access to the library’s online resources only, you may request to have a library account created for you by sending us an email. We will reply promptly with details on how to login to the online resources.

    Your Library Borrower card is required in order to:  sign out books and DVDs; book a laptop; check out reserves; book a study room and access library resources from off-campus.


    Loan periods depend on individual items, but books from the general collection may be borrowed for 2 weeks, with 4 renewals, provided items have not been requested by another person. Only 1 reserve item may be borrowed at a time, with no renewals. Materials from other college libraries can also be requested through our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service free of charge. 

    Borrower Registration Form for Students (PDF)

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    Distance Education Students

     

    PT Student and ConED Card  

    Distance Education Students enrolled in online courses at George Brown College are entitled to full access to the library’s online resources and print collection. If you do not attend any classes on campus and wish to gain access to the library’s online resources only, you may request to have a library account created for you by sending us an email.  We will reply promptly with details on how to login to the online resources. 

    As a Distance Education student, you can also be issued a Library Borrower card upon request in the library after completing a borrower registration form and presenting a copy of your student registration form. Your Library Borrower card is required in order to: sign out books and DVDs; book a laptop; check out reserves; and book a study room.

    Your access to library resources is only valid for the duration of the semester/course indicated on the registration form and is renewable upon presentation of a new registration form. To renew your access, please visit the Library Circulation Desk or send us an email

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    Collaborative Programs @ George Brown College

     

    George Brown College offers a number of collaborative programs. During these programs students attend George Brown for a period of time and are therefore entitled to full use of our facilities including library cards, access to library computers and use of databases during that period.

    Collaborative Program Details
    Program Code Description Graduating Site Course Location
    S118 Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.Sc.N.) Ryerson University First 2 years at George Brown
    C118 Early Childhood Education (Consecutive Diploma/Degree) Program Ryerson University Taught at George Brown, Ryerson campus
    S122 R.P.N. Bridge to B.Sc.N. Postgraduate Program Trent University Taught at George Brown and through Distance education
    S416 Interprofessional Acute Care Paediatric Cardiology Program (Postgraduate) George Brown Taught at Sick Kids Hospital and through Distance Education
    S407 Clinical Methods in Orthotics/Prosthetics Program (Postgraduate) George Brown Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

     

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    Summer Borrower Policy

     

    Full time George Brown College students who have finished the January-April semester and are returning in September may continue to use the library resources during the summer with limited access to some resources.

    Please ask to have your privileges renewed for the summer at the Library Circulation Desk or send us an email.

     Privileges Include:

    • Access to the Library’s general collections, including DVDs and in-library use of reference materials.
    • Borrowing privileges for a maximum of two (2) books (from the general collection) for a two week loan period; a maximum of two renewals are permitted if made in person or over the phone.
    • Use of Group Study Rooms (preference will be given to students enrolled in the summer).
    • Off-Campus access to databases.

     Excluded:

    • Interlibrary loans.
    • Access to the Library reserves and other special collections including 3 hour, 1 day, 3 day or 7 day loan items.
    • Access to A/V materials including iPads and laptops.

     Summer borrower privileges will be given to students who have completed at least one semester and who will be enrolled in a class during the upcoming fall semester. Summer borrower privileges will expire on August 31st of the academic year.

      

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    GBC Faculty & Staff 

     

    FT Faculty Staff Card  

    All full-time, part-time and sessional faculty and staff are eligible to obtain a Staff Access/ID card.  Please bring a government issued photo ID and proof of employment to your campus Library Learning Commons where our LLC User Service staff will be pleased to take your photo and update the database. Or, if you’d prefer, you can submit your photo online, www.georgebrown.ca/staffcard/

    Your George Brown College Staff ID acts as your library card and gives you full access to LLC collections, both online and in print. Off campus access to library resources is available once your library account has been processed by the LLC. When prompted for your USER ID / barcode, please enter your library card number; this is the barcode number found on the back of your Staff ID card (Example above: 12345678). Your PIN should be the last four digits of your phone number. If you have used a different login in the past, you may have to reactivate your account. Please send us an email with your name and employee number and we will verify your account details. 

     

    GBC faculty, administrators and staff are entitled to sign-out up to 25 books at a time. Loan periods depend on individual items, but books from the general collection may be checked out for 14 days, with two renewals, provided items have not been requested by another person. Materials from other college libraries can also be requested through our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service free of charge.

    Borrower Registration Form for Staff & Outside Users (PDF) 

     

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    Temporary Staff & Continuing Education Instructors:

     

     PT Faculty Staff Card

    If you are not eligible for a GBC Staff ID card and require access to our print and online collections, the library will issue you a Library Borrower card upon request. To help us with this process, please bring photo ID and proof of employment to the Library Learning Commons. If you only require access to our online databases please send us an email with your name and employee number. If you already have a black and white GBC library card please provide us with the barcode number.

    Off campus access to library resources is available once your library account has been processed by the LLC. When prompted for your USER ID / barcode, please enter your library card number and library PIN, which will be verified when you set up your library account. If you have a generic black and white library card your barcode can be found on the front. If you are not sure which login to use, please send us an email, providing us with your name and employee number, and we will verify your account details. 

    GBC faculty, administrators and staff are entitled to sign-out up to 25 books at a time. Loan periods depend on individual items, but books from the general collection may be checked out for 14 days, with two renewals, provided items have not been requested by another person. Materials from other college libraries can also be requested through our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service free of charge.

    Borrower Registration Form for Staff & Outside Users (PDF)

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    GBC Alumni

     

    To take advantage of the services offered to alumni by the Library Learning Commons you must register with the Alumni Relations Office.

    An Alumni Card will be required as identification. This card can be used by Alumni to update their Student ID / Library Card for Library Learning Commons access. The Library will issue a generic library card to Alumni who no longer have their student photo ID card.

    GBC Alumni are entitled to borrowing privileges for a maximum of two books (from the general collection) for a two week loan period. A maximum of two renewals are permitted if made in person or over the phone.

    GBC Alumni can also request temporary access (issued upon each library visit to registered members who present their alumni card) to specified computers and select databases (except where licensing prohibits). Access to computers is based on availability and registered students are always given priority.

    *New graduates who are not yet eligible to receive an alumni card may request continued access to the library in person or send us an email. Alumni privileges will then be granted till August 31st. After this date you will be required to show your alumni card to extend your privileges further.

    For further details, please see the Alumni Services page.

    Borrower Registration Form for Staff & Outside Users (PDF) 

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    GBC Retired Faculty & Staff

     

    GBC Retired Faculty and Staff continue to have access to the Library’s resources, including borrowing privileges. These privileges exclude items with holds or reserves placed on them by active students, staff and faculty.

    GBC Retired Faculty and Staff can also request temporary access (issued upon each visit at the Library Help Desk) to specified library computers. Access to computers is based on availability and registered students are always given priority.

    Borrower Registration Form for Staff & Outside Users (PDF)

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    Ontario College Students & Staff

     

    Students and staff currently enrolled or employed in any college in Ontario are entitled to borrowing privileges at each of George Brown College’s libraries. Students and staff will be required to provide photo identification and proof that they are currently enrolled or employed in a college in Ontario. If you are a student, you must provide a current receipt or printout from your registration office listing dates of enrolment along with your photo ID. If you are staff, you must provide proof of employment along with your photo ID. When GBC Library Staff receive this documentation, you will be issued a George Brown College library card.

    Please consult the Direct Borrower Agreement for additional details and contact the library if you have any questions:

    St. James Campus LLC: 416 415 5000 x6910
    Casa Loma Campus LLC: 416 415 5000 x4459

    Borrower Registration Form for Staff & Outside Users (PDF)

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    General Public

     

    Members of the general public can utilize our specialized facilities for an annual fee of $50. In exchange for this annual payment, members of the public may borrow up to two 14-day loan items at any given time with no renewals.

    Members of the General Public may use only the computers located at our kiosk stations to search the library catalogue or register for courses at George Brown. Use of the Open Access Computers is restricted to Current Students. 

    Borrower Registration Form for Staff & Outside Users (PDF)

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