Full List of Library Policies

Loan Periods

Each borrower is responsible for material signed out on their card and for returning that material on time. Be sure to review the information on fines.

Loan periods for reserve materials are clearly noted on the front cover.

If you have any questions or concerns about your loans please contact the library's Information Desk.

 

SAIT Students and Apprentices

SAIT Staff and Faculty

SAIT Distance Students

TAL and SAIT Alumni

Books and CD-ROMS

3 weeks

1 semester

4 weeks

3 weeks

3 Day Loan DVDs

3 days

3 days

3 days

Not Available

Instructional Videos

Library Use Only

Up to 1 week

Library Use Only

Library Use Only

Magazines
(except current issues)

1 week

1 week

1 week

1 week

Reference and Current Magazines

Library Use Only

Library Use Only

Library Use Only

Library Use Only

Course Textbooks (CTC)

2 hours

2 hours

2 hours

2 hours

Reserves

Periods vary
(1 hour to 1 week)

Periods vary
(1 hour to 1 week)

Periods vary
(1 hour to 1 week)

Not Available

Special Collections

4 hours

4 hours

4 hours

4 hours

Media Kits (cameras, laptops and more)

Full day
(return prior to 15 minutes before close on the day borrrowed)

Not Available

Not Available

Not Available

Media Devices (calculators, headsets, chargers and more)

Most 4 hours, some exceptions

Not Available

Not Available

Not Available

Board Games Overnight (return by 11am) Overnight (return by 11am) Overnight (return by 11am) Not Available

Loan Limits

The maximum number of items the borrower may have signed out on their account at one time. Further loan limits may apply to particular items.

Full-time Students

Apprentices

Part-time Students

Staff and Faculty

Alumni and TAL

25 10 10 25 10

 

Loan Guidelines

  • If you are both a student and a staff or faculty member your employee status takes precedence when determining loan periods.
  • Semester loans to staff and faculty may be recalled after 3 weeks. Borrowers will be contacted by phone and given 3 business days to return the recalled item.
  • No item may be loaned out past the expiry date on the borrower's SAIT ID or other library card.

Renewals

Renewing a book, or other material, allows the borrower to keep that item for an additional loan period. All the same guidelines which apply to loans also apply to renewals.

Borrowers may not renew library materials if:

  • borrowing privileges have been suspended due to outstanding fines, overdue material or other charges.
  • the item is already overdue.
  • another borrower has requested (placed a hold on) that item.
  • the renewal exceeds that item's limit.

Borrowed items that have reached their renewal limit must be returned to the library. After 1 week, if no one else has taken the item, it may be borrowed again.

Renewals can be done:

A Library ID# and PIN are needed to renew materials online.

Renewal Limits

 

Full-time and Part-time Students

Apprentices

SAIT Staff and Faculty

SAIT Alumni and TAL

Books

4 renewals

2 renewals

1 renewal

2 renewals

3 Day Loan DVDs

4 renewals

2 renewals

2 renewals

NA

Instructional Videos

NA

NA

see Video Services

NA

Magazines
(except current issue)

No renewals

No renewals

No renewals

NA

Media Kits and Devices

1 renewal (at the discretion of library staff)

1 renewal (at the discretion of library staff)

NA

NA

Reference and Current Magazines

NA

NA

NA

NA

Course Textbooks (CTC)

at the discretion of library staff

at the discretion of library staff

at the discretion of library staff

at the discretion of library staff

Reserves

at the discretion of library staff

at the discretion of library staff

at the discretion of library staff

NA

Board Games 1 renewal 1 renewal 1 renewal NA

Returns

The library has two locations where patrons can return borrowed library materials:

  • During our service hours use the drop box at the Information Desk near the library's west entrance
  • During and after library hours use the drop box inside the Stan Grad Centre's southeast doors

The library does not have a drop off location outside of the Stan Grad Centre. The building closes at 11PM, Monday - Friday and 9PM on Saturday and Sunday.

Last Updated: December 7, 2016 10:25 AM

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