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Visitors & Community Borrowers

Card Issuance

Anyone who is a permanent resident of B.C. (who is at least 14 years old) plus faculty, staff and students from institutions both within B.C. and across Canada with whom we have a Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement can be issued a Community Borrower card free of charge.

Community Borrower cards are valid for a 4 month period from the date of issuance. Cards will be updated at the end of this period upon confirmation of correct address and telephone number, on the condition that all outstanding materials are returned and any fines paid.

Identification Requirements:

  • Must show Photo Identification and proof of current permanent address.
  • A COPPUL OR CPSLD card (see link above for more information) OR a current library card or employee ID from that institution is required for the reciprocal borrowing arrangement.

Borrowing Privileges for Community Borrowers

  • Access to research databases is available only from the Guest computers at the KPU libraries, not from offsite.
  • Audiovisual equipment cannot be borrowed on a Community Borrower card.
  • Fines will be charged for overdue material and lost or damaged materials.
  • Items on course reserve are for use by currently registered KPU students only.
  • Journals, videos/DVDs and reference books cannot be borrowed but can be used in the Library.
  • Loan period is three weeks with the possibility of one renewal if the item has not been requested by another patron.
  • May borrow up to five general collection items at a time.

Library Fines

Loan regulations help ensure that all users have fair access to KPU Library's collection. Fines are charged for overdue materials to encourage borrowers to return items on time so others can use them. To avoid fines, and as a courtesy to others, please return library materials on time.

Fines will be charged for overdue material as follows:

  • Books and general collection $0.50/day per item.
  • Recalled books $2.00/day per item.
  • Hourly fines accrue for each hour the material is overdue until it is returned, even the hours the library is closed.
  • Fines are not calculated on holidays.
  • For fines disputes, please use the Library Fines Dispute Resolution Form.

Computer Use in the Library for Visitors

Community borrowers and visitors may use our Express stations located in each library. Please review the Appropriate Use Guidelines for express stations. Ask Library personnel for assistance.

KPU offers wireless (Wi-Fi) network service in all interior locations on the Langley, Surrey, Richmond, and Tech campuses. Find out more about KPU Wi-Fi services at Wireless Availability.

Mobile Library Site and Library Apps

Community Borrowers have access to our Mobile Library web site and Library apps. Find out more at Library Apps and Other Mobile Services.

Tech Campus Library Langley Campus Library
604-598-6043 Service Desk 604-599-3204 Service Desk
604-599-3434 Research Help Desk  604-599-3434 Research Help Desk
604-598-6041 Equipment Counter 604-599-3209 Equipment Counter
604-598-6035 Fax 604-599-3202 Fax
604-599-2000 KPU Switch Board
Richmond Campus Library Surrey Campus Library
604-599-3111 Service Desk  604-599-2103 Service Desk
604-599-3434 Research Help Desk 604-599-3434 Research Help Desk
604-599-3350 Equipment Counter 604-599-2216 Equipment Counter
604-599-2532 Fax 604-599-2106 Fax
604-599-2000 KPU Switch Board