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Welcome to The Parrott Centre, Loyalist College Library

Who Can Borrow Items?

Current students (full and part-time) - Simply present your student card at the circulation desk when borrowing items.  The library will also accept a copy of your current schedule from Banner along with a piece of photo identification, however your student card is preferred. Use your myLoyalist login credentials to access our eResources off-campus.

Distance Education students - Please present your student identification card if one has been issued or present a copy of your current schedule from Banner along with a piece of photo identification at the circulation desk.  Use your myLoyalist login credentials to access our eResources off-campus.

Continuing Education students - Please present a copy of your tuition receipt,enrollment status or current schedule from Banner along with a piece of photo identification at the circulation desk. Use your myLoyalist login credentials to access our eResources off-campus.

Faculty/Support Staff/Administration (full and part-time) - Please provide your name to our circulation desk staff.  You may be required to provide identification.  Use your myLoyalist login credentials to access our eResources off-campus.

Alumni Students, Nursing Students Studying at Brock and Staff Retirees - Students who have graduated from Loyalist College are eligible for an Alumni Membership Card.  This is available from the Alumni Office.  Staff retirees must obtain proof of previous employment from Human Resources if requested.  Loyalist-Brock Nursing Students who have completed their studies at Loyalist and who are now attending Brock University, are considered Brock University students and therefore Alumni rules apply.  Alumni students and staff retirees may borrow 5 items at one time. DVD's may not be borrowed and must be viewed in the library. Interlibrary-loan service  and off-campus database access is not available to alumni students or staff retirees.

High School Students - A letter of authorization, on your school's letterhead, signed by your school Principal and photo ID are required to borrow Library books, however you may use our collection on-site at any time. DVD's may not be borrowed and must be viewed in the library. Interlibrary-loan service  and off-campus database access is not available to high school students. Authorization letters are valid for the current academic year and will automatically expire on June 30th of each year.

Community Members - The Parrott Centre offers a one-year renewable membership to members of the community for a $25.00 annual fee. The library will issue a special membership card which will include your library number. DVD's may not be borrowed and must be viewed in the library. Interlibrary-loan service and off-campus database access is not available to Community Members.

Students/Faculty/Staff from other Ontario Community Colleges - All college staff, faculty or students may borrow in person from any Ontario College of Applied Arts and Technology Library. The borrower must present a current identification card issued to the borrower by the home college. If a card is not available and/or no expiry date is indicated on the card, the lending library may request verification of current status.  The borrower is responsible for all items borrowed and is subject to terms and fees set-out by the lending library. 

What Can I Borrow and for How Long?

What Can Be Borrowed?
A maximum of 5 items may be borrowed at one time.

Books
Books in our regular collection may be borrowed for a two-week period. One two-week renewal is permitted, provided another patron has not placed a request for the item. Items in our reference collection (indicated by a yellow reference sticker) or from our special collections (Lorraine Monk and John Peterson Photography Collections) may not be borrowed. The loan period for items on our Library Reserve Shelf will vary and is determined by the course instructor. Need to renew your books? Stop by the library, or follow these simple steps to renew online.

DVDs
Students are permitted a two-day loan for off-campus previewing of most programs. Faculty/Administration/Staff can preview programs in the library or at home. Usually a two-day loan applies, but can be extended if necessary. Alumni/Community Users/High School Students are permitted on-campus viewing only.  

Periodicals
Magazines and journals may be borrowed for a two-day loan.

Reserve Material
Reserve material are items which faculty have placed in the library for use by their class. Loan periods for these items are set by the instructor and may be designated as In-Library Use Only (3 hour maximum), 1-day, 2-day, 3 day, or 1 week loans. 

Lost or Damaged Items

Lost or damaged items are invoiced at full replacement cost (including taxes as well as shipping and handling) plus a $25.00 processing fee per item, plus any late fees that have accumulated up to the day the payment is made.

Fees may be paid in the library (cash only) or in the Cash Office located in 2H1.  Please contact the library for an accurate tally of total fees owing prior to paying at the Cash Office.

Invoices must be paid in full before additional material is borrowed.

Failure to settle your account will result in a hold on your Banner account (unable to view marks or register for additional courses) and/or your diploma may be withheld until your account is cleared.

Renewal Policy & Instructions

Items are eligible for one renewal unless it has been requested by another patron.  

Items obtained via our Inter-library Loan service are subject to the terms of the lending library. Please contact our Inter-library Loan technician if you wish to renew your inter-library loan item.

Late Fees

Item Daily Fee
Books  $0.50 per day/per item
Reserve items (in-library use or short-term loan) $1.00 per hour
DVD $2.00 per day/per item
Magazines/Journals $0.50 per day/per item

Fines continue to accrue for each day the library is open and will continue to accumulate until the item(s) is returned.

No additional items may be borrowed until late fees have been paid in full.

Fees may be paid in the library (cash only) or in the Cash Office located in 2H1.  Please contact the library for an accurate tally of total fees owing prior to paying at the Cash Office.

Late fees remain on your library account indefinitely.

Failure to pay outstanding fees will result in a hold on your Banner account (unable to view marks or register for additional courses) and/or your diploma may be withheld until your account is cleared. 

Questions about Borrowing?

Contact Carla Williamson at (613) 969-1913 Ext. 2141 or the Main Library Desk at Ext. 2249