Cards, Loan Periods & Limits

Cards

  • A valid Queen's library card is required to borrow and renew library materials.
  • Library cards must be used only by the card owner.
  • All fines and charges incurred are the responsibility of the card owner.

Valid Queen's Library Cards

Queen's Students, Faculty & Staff:

  • A current Queen's University student or staff card.

RMC Students, Faculty & Staff:

  • A current RMC student or staff card. Note: The card must have an RMC barcode.

St. Lawrence College (SLC) Students, Faculty & Staff:

  • A current SLC student or staff card. Note: The card must have an SLC barcode.

A Library Card can be purchased at the following locations during core business hours:

  • Stauffer Library: debit/credit, cash and cheque
  • Education Library: cash and cheque
  • Bracken: Debit/credit, cash and cheque.

​Check the current fee tariff schedule on the Borrowing for Alumni & Community Members page.

Alumni & Residents of the Kingston Area (Community Borrowers):

A Library Card can be purchased at the following locations during core business hours.

  • Stauffer Library: Debit/credit, cash and cheque
  • Education Library: Cash and Cheque
  • Bracken: Debit/credit, cash and cheque.

Alumni must provide a valid Alumni card which can be requested from Alumni Services. Check the current fee tariff schedule on the Borrowing for Alumni & Community Members page.

Ontario Teachers:

A courtesy card will be issued for a 3 year term.

  • A valid Ontario College of Teachers card must be presented.

Lost or Stolen Cards

Lost or stolen library cards should be reported immediately, as follows:

  • Queen's students: 
    Report to the Registrar's Office as well as to the nearest Information desk.
  • Queen's faculty and staff:
    Report to Human Resources as well as to the nearest Information desk.
  • All other borrowers:
    Report to the nearest Information desk.

Reporting Address & Phone Number Changes

Address and phone number changes also should be reported promptly. Visit the View My Library Account page to review your options.

Loan Periods

Type of Material Undergrads *, Queen's Alumni & Community Borrowers, St. Lawrence College Students Graduate Students *, Faculty & Staff *
Books 14 days

Term loan, books due:

  • Jan 15
  • May 15
  • Sept 15

Exception: Bracken Library - 14 days

Term loans may be subject to recall after two weeks

Journals

No loans

Exception: Education Library - 3 days

No loans

Exception: Education Library - 3 days

Reserve books & articles 3 hours (some items: 1 hour or 1 day or 3 day loans) 3 hours (some items: 1 hour or 1 day or 3 day loans)
Government documents 14 days 14 days
Maps & air photos No loans No loans
Microforms No loans No loans
Multimedia

3 days

Exception: Education Library - 2 weeks

3 days

Exception: Education Library - 2 weeks

Reference materials

No loans

Exception: Education Library - 3 days

No loans

Exception: Education Library - 3 days

Special Collections items No loans No loans

 * = Queen's University and the Royal Military College of Canada.

Loan Periods Exceptions

Patrons are advised to check with the library owning the item, as some libraries have unique loan periods for certain specialized categories of material.

Limits

Patron borrowing and renewal privileges are BLOCKED when a patron's Library account hits the following limits:

Patron Category Borrowing Limit Fines Limit
Queen's Undergrad Students 100 items $20.00
Queen's Grad Students No limit $50.00
Queen's & RMC Faculty & Staff No limit $100.00
Queen's Associate Faculty & Staff 50 items $50.00
Queen's Retired Faculty & Staff 100 items $100.00
RMC & IUBP Students (Undergrad & Grad) 50 items $20.00
St. Lawrence College Students, Faculty & Staff) 20 items $20.00
Alumni & Community Borrowers 20 items $20.00
Ontario Teachers 50 items $20.00

 

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