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  • Loan Periods, Renewals, Holds & Fines


    Most books from the regular library collection may be signed out for 2 weeks. Some specially marked, heavily used, or required course reading materials may have restricted loan periods such as: 3 hours, 1 day, 3 days or 7 days.  

    The length of the loan period varies with the status of the borrower. Please consult the schedule below for loan periods and renewals for items from the regular collection:

    Loan Periods and Renewals
    Borrower Status   Loan Period   Renewals (General Collection Only) Maximum Items
    Students (FT, PT, ConEd)   14 days 4 renewals 25
    Students with Disabilities   28 days 1 renewal 25
    Faculty / Staff   14 days 2 renewals 25
    Alumni   14 days 2 renewals 2
    Retired Faculty or Staff   14 days 2 renewals 2
    General Public
    (with Community Borrower card)
     
    14 days no renewals 2
    Students of Other Colleges
    (Direct Borrowers)
     
    14 days no renewals 2


    Click here for information about the LLC's Laptop Computer and AV Equipment Loan Program.

     

    Renewing 

    You can renew your library item(s) if:

    • the item is from the general collection (i.e. not: a reserve, 3 hour, 1 day or  3 day loan item)
    • the item is not overdue
    • you have no outstanding overdue fines and/or items
    • no other borrower has made a request for this item (i.e. placed a HOLD)
    • your library account is up-to-date
    • you have not reached the maximum number of renewals for the item
    • All 7 day loan items such as iPads can be renewed twice

    Renew Online

    If you would like to renew an item you have checked out, you can do so online using your Library Account Login

    For your login ID, append @georgebrown.ca to your student/employee number. For example, if your student number is 123456789, you would use 123456789@georgebrown.ca. Your password is your STUVIEW password. 

    For step by step instructions, please see this video below:


    You can also renew in person or by phone.

    Holds

    If a library book that you want is checked out to someone else, you may place a hold on it. This ensures that you will be notified when the item becomes available.

    Please note that you cannot place holds on Reserve items, journals, magazines, videos, DVDs, films, 1 day loan items, or 3 day loan items.

    Holds may be placed through the Library catalogue as follows:

    • Search for and select the item you would like to place a hold on
    • If the item is checked out, click on Place Hold
    • Login to your Library Account, entering your GBC ID # and four digit PIN (the last four digits of your phone number)
    • Select your location and Place Hold

    When your hold is ready for pick-up, you will be telephoned or emailed. For all students, email notices will be sent to your George Brown Student email account. Be sure to check it regularly. Items from the regular collection will be held for you at the Circulation/Help Desk for 7 days. *7 day loan items will be held for you at the Circulation/Help Desk for 3 days.

     

    Fines (Overdue Fines)

    Library users are responsible for all transactions made on their cards and are subject to overdue fines and any charges for lost or damaged materials. Lost cards must be reported immediately to prevent misuse.

    Library borrowing privileges are suspended when outstanding fines exceed $10.00. Transcripts may be withheld until the student record is cleared.

    You can check your Library Account for any outstanding items or fines.

    Fines Schedule
    Type of Material Fine Rate Maximum Fine
    (per item)
    Replacement Cost
    (if lost)
    Reserves (3 Hour Loans) $1.00 an hour $50.00 Cost of the item plus $15 processing fee
    1 Day Loan $5.00 a day $50.00 Cost of the item plus $15 processing fee 
    3 Day Loans $1.00 a day $50.00 Cost of the item plus $15 processing fee 
    7 Day Loans $1.00 a day  $50.00  Cost of the item plus $15 processing fee 
    Books 25¢ a day  $50.00 Cost of the item plus $15 processing fee 
    Paperback Novels 25¢ a day  $5.00  Cost of the item plus $15 processing fee 
    ESL Kits 25¢ a day  $50.00 Cost of the item plus $15 processing fee 
    Laptops $5.00 an hour $2000.00 Cost of the item 
    Digital Cameras, Projectors, DVD Players,
    Presentation Pointers, Voice Recorders, etc.
    $1.00 an hour $50.00 Cost of the item 
    Cables & Mice 25¢ a day $5.00 Cost of the item 
    iPads $25.00/day $250.00 $785.00 
    Mac Mice and Mac Keyboards $1.00/day $50.00 Cost of the item

    For books, videos, kits and CDs checked out that are lost, patrons are responsible for the cost of the item, plus a $15 processing fee.


    For AV items checked out that are lost, patrons are responsible for the cost of the item, as indicated in the table above.


    *For other special materials not listed, please ask your campus library by sending us an email

    **If you have incurred a fine and you believe you have cause for dispute please submit your concerns here.

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