Loan Periods, Cards & Limits

Loan Periods

Type of Material Queen's Alumni & Community Borrowers, St. Lawrence College Students, IUBP and Institutional memberships Undergraduate and Graduate Students *, Faculty & Staff *, Retirees/Emeritus*, RMC*, Teachers, and Shared Patrons*

Books

New Text Books

14 days (limited)

14 days (limited)- Education Library only - Queen’s students, staff, faculty, and teachers.

120 days

 

 

Journals

No loans

Exception: Education Library - 14 days (limited)

No loans

Exception: Education Library - 120 days

Reserve materials 3 or 24 hours 3 or 24 hours
Reserve Equipment 3 hours  3 hours 
Government documents 14 days (limited) 14 days (limited)
Maps & air photos No loans No loans
Microforms No loans No loans
Multimedia

7 days

Exception: Education Library - 14 days (multimedia)

7 days

Exception: Education Library - 14 days (multimedia)

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, the Royal Military College of Canada and in Spring 2020 Omni Shared Partners

Cards

  • 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 and Shared Patrons:

  • A current valid student or staff card.

Queen's retired staff, faculty and emeritus. 

  • A letter informing us of your retirement or a retiree card issued by Human Resources. 
  • The card issued by the library must be renewed yearly. 

RMC Students, Faculty & Staff:

  • A current RMC student or staff card. Note: The card must have an RMC barcode.
  • To view your account online, you will need a password. Please Ask Us for assistance. 

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 or cash
  • Education Library: cash 
  • Bracken Health Sciences Library: cash 

​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 or cash
  • Education Library: cash 
  • Bracken: cash.

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 your View My Account page to review your options.

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 for regular loans:

Patron Category Borrowing Limit Fines Limit
Queen's Undergraduate and Graduate Students, Faculty, Staff and Shared Patrons 500 items  
RMC Faculty, Undergraduate and Graduate students 500 items  
Queen's Retired Faculty & Staff 500 items  
Ontario Teachers 500 items   
St. Lawrence College Students, Faculty & Staff 20 items $20.00
Alumni & Community Borrowers 20 items $20.00
IUBP patrons 50 items $20.00

 

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