Most of the items that we lend at Alloway Library have a 21-day loan period and, most of the time, most users can renew material up to 4 times online.
However, if someone else wants an item that is already on loan, the current borrower will be unable to renew the item. In some cases we will request that the material be returned sooner than the due date given at the time of check out or renewal. (See Holds and Recalls for more information.)
Our faculty have longer loan periods for most books but fewer online renewals.
If your library privileges are expiring soon, the loan period will be shortened to match the privilege expiry date.
First, the good news: Effective May 1, 2021, there are no overdue fees on most items from the collection (books and media.) However, outstanding fines still need to be paid, and you will be prevented from placing holds or borrowing material until the overdue material is returned or renewed. Please note that items checked out before May 1 are subject to overdue fines.
We will send you one due date reminder before the material is due and another reminder after the due date has passed. Alloway Library also provides paper due date reminders for your convenience at the time of check-out. Overdue reminders are sent as a courtesy to patrons and it is the patron’s responsibility to know when borrowed material is due.
If our records show that the material hasn't been renewed or returned, our system will assume that the material is lost and will send a bill for the cost of replacing the material. Replacement costs tend to be higher than any overdue fee, so it's always best to return library material anytime. If you have paid for lost material and then find it, we will refund what you paid, less whatever fees are due.
If you have library material that has been really lost or stolen you will need to pay for that material.
Please pay fees promptly. Borrowing privileges are blocked:
Alloway Library may place a hold on a student’s account which could prevent the release of grades, course registration or even graduation until outstanding charges are resolved.
There are many ways to renew material you have borrowed, but there are limits to the number of times you can renew material.
|Type of Item||Number of online renewals, if not requested.|
|Books and Media Collection Items||
4 for all users except faculty
1 for faculty
|Curriculum Collection Resources||
1 for all users
For renewals beyond the limit, please bring the material to the library so that staff can renew the material.