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Loans, Renewals & Returns for Employees

 

***Important Changes September 2019***

Renewals & Loan Periods

 

Item Loan Period Number of Renewals Renewing
Books 28 days 7 Automatically renewed
Journals or
Magazines
1 week 1

Automatically renewed

 

DVD's & 
Videos
1 week 1

Able to renew 3 days before due date.
Renew your materials via My Library Account
or at the Service counter

Music CD's 1 week 4 Automatically renewed
Equipment Various loan periods 1 Varies by loan period.
Renew your materials via My Library Account
or at the Service Counter
Course 
Reserves
Various loan periods None Renewals not permitted
When is an item not renewed? 
  • If another patron has requested the item
  • Your renewal limit has been reached
  • Your library record is blocked or expired

Fines

Employees are fined at the same rate as students. Details can be found at http://www.kpu.ca/library/services/library-fines.

This change to our policy means that all our users are treated equally and also encourages everyone to return items in a timely manner. We want students and employees alike to have access to our material rather than it languish in a forgotten pile!

Holds

When an item is borrowed or renewed you will have it for its full loan period. If a hold is placed on it, you will not be able to renew it and you will accrue overdue fines every day until it is returned.

Library Privileges for Employees

Notices

All Library notices are emailed to your KPU email account. Check there for information on your holds & overdues.

Loan Periods & Renewals

  • You must have your KPU Card with you to borrow.
  • There is no limit on the number of items you can have on loan at one time.
Item Loan Period Number of Renewals Renewing
Books 28 days 7 Automatically renewed
Journals or
Magazines
1 week 1

Automatically renewed

 

DVD's & 
Videos
1 week 1

Able to renew 3 days before the due date.
Renew your materials via My Library Account
or at the Service counter

Music CD's 1 week 4 Automatically renewed
Equipment Various loan periods 1 Varies by loan period.
Renew your materials via My Library Account
or at the Service Counter
Course 
Reserves
Various loan periods None Renewals not permitted
When is an item not renewed? 
  • If another patron has requested the item
  • Your renewal limit has been reached
  • Your library record is blocked or expired

What if someone else puts a hold on your book?

Returns

Library materials can be returned at any campus library regardless of where they were borrowed and can be put in the outside Book Bins after the library is closed.

Except...

Return course reserves and equipment at the campus they were borrowed from.

Return equipment to staff at the Equipment Counter.

Assumed Lost

Once an item is 8 days overdue, it will be assumed lost and the employee will automatically be billed the replacement cost of the item. Overdue fines will continue to accumulate.  If the item is returned quickly and in good condition, the replacement cost bill will be cancelled but overdue fines will still be charged.

Material Not Returned or Outstanding Bills Not Paid

Failure to return library material or pay replacement costs will result in the loss of library privileges.

I'm Sure I Returned It

Use the Library Borrowing and Fine Questions Form if you believe you have returned your library material but it is still showing as on loan to you.

What happens then:

  • The Library will conduct a search at each campus for the item.
  • While the searches are taking place, you'll no longer see the item in the list of checkouts in your library account.
  • We will email your KPU email account to let you know the result of each search.
  • If the item is not found, we'll conduct a second system-wide search a week later and email you the results.
  • If the item is not found, we'll conduct a third system-wide search a week later and email you the results.
  • If it is still not found, you will be billed the replacement cost of the item.

While the Library is conducting searches for the item, we encourage you to check around your home or car to see if the item might have inadvertently been left behind or slipped out of sight.