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Loans, Renewals & Returns for Students

Library Privileges

Currently Enrolled Students:

  • Eligible to get a KPU Card 1 month before their class start date
  • Borrowing privileges
  • Onsite and offsite access to Research Databases
  • In person, email and live chat reference help
  • Access to study rooms
  • KPU WiFi
  • KPU student computer network
  • Complete list of Library Services for Students

Previously enrolled students:

For 4 months after the last day of classes, previously enrolled students have the same privileges as current students except for offsite databases, ejournals & ebooks.

After 4 months, Alumni library services are available to those students who have graduated from a KPU program.


All Library notices are emailed to your KPU email account. Check for information on your holds and 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.
  • You are responsible for all items you borrow including damaged and replacement costs.
  • You are responsible for any charges accrued on your KPU Card.


Item Loan period Number of Renewals Renewing Not Renewable
Books 28days 4 Automatically renewed
  • If another patron has requested the item.
  • Your renewal limit has been reached.
  • Your library record is blocked or expired.
Journals or Magazines 1 week 1 Automatically renewed
DVDs & videos 7 days 1 Able to renew 3 days before due date. Renew your materials via My Library Account or at the Service Counter.
Music CDs 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

What if someone else puts a hold on your book?

  • You will not be able to renew it; if it is overdue for more than a week, a LOST bill for the replacement cost of the item will be added to your account.



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.


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

Return equipment to staff at the Equipment Counter.

Return Locations

PDF icon Surrey Outside Book Return Map PDF icon Richmond Outside Book Return PDF icon Langley Outside Book Return Map PDF icon Cloverdale Outside Book Return Map


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 the its 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.

Third Party Authorization Form (for student use only)

To authorize a third party to use your KPU Card and/or access your personal KPU Library information, you must fill out the PDF icon Third Party Release for Library Information and Transactions form and submit it to

Your signature is required on the form for the authorization to be implemented.  The authorization will not be in effect until you receive a confirmation email from



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