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Faculty and students of Reciprocal Borrowing institutions may borrow from Douglas College Library. Reciprocal Borrowers must provide an identification card from the home institution, proof of current registration or employment, and proof of address.
Douglas College Alumni
Douglas College Alumni are registered with their Alumni card and proof of address.
These patrons do not have interlibrary loan privileges or off-campus electronic resource access. Some other loan limits apply.
Inter-session borrowing is available if the student provides proof of registration for the next semester at the home institution. Otherwise, borrowing privileges expire at the end of the semester in which the student is registered. For faculty from other institutions, proof of current employment is required.
Employees are not normally limited in their borrowing, unless it is deemed to be excessive and without relation to his/her needs as an employee of the College. The Library Director or the Access Services Librarian will review such situations.
For Associate, Reciprocal and Community Borrowers, intercampus transfer may be requested in-person but placing a hold on checked out material is not available.
Holds may be placed online through the Library catalogue or in person at the Circulation Desk. Patrons are notified when their holds are available for pick up through their Office 365 email (Associate, Reciprocal and Community Borrowers through their personal email). Items are kept for pick-up on a self-serve shelf area near the Circulation Desk, to a maximum of five working days.
If five or more requests are placed for an item, the item's loan period can be changed to two hours and it is relocated to the reserve area, normally for the remainder of the current semester.
The Library will notify patrons via their Office 365 email account for alerts such as:
Access Policies (pdf)
Last Updated: 28/09/2017 3:35:39 PM