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John M. Kelly Library & Archives

Checking Items Out

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Anyone with a valid University of Toronto library card can borrow circulating materials.

People without a University of Toronto library card can purchase a St Michael’s Library Extramural Reader's card ($40.00 per year; $30.00 per year for SMC alumni).

Loan Periods

  Books DVDs Short Term Loan
Undergraduate Students 2 weeks 1 week 3 hours or 2 days
Graduate Students 4 weeks 1 week 3 hours or 2 days
Staff 4 weeks 1 week 3 hours or 2 days
Faculty 6 weeks 1 week 3 hours or 2 days
Extramural Readers 2 weeks 1 week 3 hours or 2 days

Late, Lost and Damaged

The fine for overdue material is $0.50 per day ($0.50 per hour for Short Term Loan materials). After the initial 2 weeks of the loan period, books which are needed by another patron may be recalled. Recalled material is fined at the rate of $2.00 per day.

Unpaid fines of $25.00 result in a loss of borrowing privileges.

The charge for an item which is lost is $145.00.

Renewals

If not requested by another patron, books may be renewed up to three times in person, by telephone (416) 926-7114 x 3475, or online using the 'My Account' feature. If you have already renewed a book three times but still want to use it, please bring the item to the Circulation Desk; if it is not needed by another patron, we will check it out to you again.

DVDs cannot be renewed online or by telephone. If you still want to use a DVD after the one-week loan period, please bring the item to the Circulation Desk; if it is not needed by another patron, we will check it out to you again.

Holds

Placing a hold on a book that is charged out to another patron ensures that it will not be renewed and that it will be made available to you when it is returned. To place a hold contact the owning library in person or by telephone; the name of the author and the title of the book are required. You may also place a hold using the library's web catalogue using the 'Request Item' feature. Holds cannot be placed on books on Short Term Loan.

Intercampus and Interlibrary Loans

Delivery of items from the Mississauga or Scarborough campus libraries is available using the "Request Item" feature in the online catalogue. Items are picked up at Robarts Library.

To request items not available at the University of Toronto use the online request form. If you are a first-time user, click on the button to register.

Fees

There is no charge to obtain a book on interlibrary loan; there is a $5.00 charge to obtain a photocopy of a journal article. Items are picked up at Robarts Library.