Answered By: Reference and Research Desk
Last Updated: Jan 26, 2016     Views: 22

Loan periods for library items vary depending upon the type of material, and your 'status' within the University:

Books - three weeks for all Novanet undergraduate students and to off-campus (community) borrowers. Undergraduate students who are writing honours theses are entitled to loan periods of six weeks. Graduate students and faculty registered at other Novanet libraries have loan periods lasting the current academic term. SMU faculty may borrow books for the current academic year.

Periodicals and DVDs - one week for all patrons.

Government Documents - circulating government documents have loan periods of three weeks.

Reference Collection - Material from our Reference collection, Statistics Canada government documents, and a smattering of other specialized items, are non-circulating.

Reserve Collection - Library books and other material set aside for students registered in particular classes have shorter loan periods, which are established in consultation with course instructors. They may be loaned for periods between one hour and three days, with the majority having loan periods of two hours. 

We recommend that you verify the dues dates of items you have signed out through your online Library Account.