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Borrowing: Borrowing, Renewing, Returning

When you borrow material, you're responsible for the care, return, and any charges incurred.

Borrowing, Renewing, Returning

Borrowing
Your student ID card serves as your library card.  Learn more about how to get a student ID card

You can borrow up to 20 items at one time.

Loan Periods
When you borrow material, you're responsible for the care, return, and any charges incurred.

Library items Borrowing period Renewals
Books 3 weeks 2
Periodicals 1 week 2
Daily Course Reserves varies 0
Hourly Course Reserves varies 0
Standards Library use only 0
DVDs Library use only 0

Renewing
To help you avoid late fees, the library sends email reminder (courtesy) notices. Print materials can be renewed twice unless someone else has placed a HOLD on the item you want to renew. Renewals can be requested:

  • By going to My Library Account
  • By scanning your ID card at the Self-Check station in the Library
  • By contacting us at the LTC Help Desk at 780.471.8777, library@nait.ca or in person

Returning
Print materials can be returned to the LTC Help Desk or any of  the following book return bins on campus. Material left in the book return bins during the week days are checked into our system and backdated to the previous day. Material returned on weekends are backdated to the last regular working day. Technology loans must be returned in person at the LTC Help Desk .

Book Return bin locations:

  • Adjacent to the front (east) door to the Learning Resources Centre building (accessible 24 hours)
  • Adjacent to the ramp in the Learning Resources Centre building
  • South Lobby
  • In the South Learning Centre (across from the Animal Health Office)
  • 2nd floor of the Tower (adjacent to the elevators)
  • HP Centre (adjacent to entrance of NAITSA Computer Commons W203)
  • CAT Building (inside the entrance to the CAT Computer Commons CAT215)

At other NAIT Campuses, return library items directly to the Office Administrative Support person.

Late Fees
You will receive email notices for library material that is overdue and be subject to late fees if material is returned or renewed late.

Fines per item:

  • Print items - $1.00 per day
  • Print items on hold and not returned within 48 hours after notification - $20.00 plus accrued fine
  • Daily Course Reserves - $1.00 per day
  • Hourly Course Reserves - $1.00 per hour
  • Laptops, data projectors, cameras, and camcorders - $20.00 per day
  • All other technology loans - $1.00 per day

Lost or Damaged Material
In the event that material is lost or irreparably damaged, the full replacement value, together with a processing fee plus any outstanding fines will be payable to the Library.

Financial Hold
At the end of each term, students will be placed on Financial Hold with NAIT Financial Services if they have outstanding fines, fees, or lost library items.

Payment Methods
Payment can be made at the LTC Help Desk using cash, debit, or credit. If you are placed on Financial Hold you can also make payment through myNAIT Portal or the Cash Office. When payment is made through myNAIT Portal you must contact NAIT at 780.471.6248 to have your Financial Hold Indicator removed.

 

Your staff ID card serves as your library card.To obtain a staff ID card or obtain a replacement visit Human Resources Office - PE Building, 2nd Floor HR Reception. The HR Office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. If you have any questions you may contact HR Reception at 780.471.7466 or hrs@nait.ca.

Loan Periods
When you borrow material, you're responsible for the care, return, and any charges incurred.

Library items Borrowing period Renewals
Books 4 weeks 2
Periodicals 1 week 2
Special Collections 3 days 0
DVDs varies 0
Technology loans up to 2 weeks 0


Renewing
The library sends email reminder (courtesy) notices. Print materials can be renewed twice unless someone else has placed a HOLD on the item you want to renew. Renewals can be requested:

  • By going to  My Library Account
  • By scanning your ID card at the Self-Check station in the Library
  • By contacting us at the LTC Help Desk at 780.471.8777,  library@nait.ca or in person

Returning
Print materials can be returned to the LTC Help Desk or any of  the following book return bins on campus. DVDs should be returned by interoffice mail or in person. Technology loans must be returned in person.

  • Adjacent to the front (east) door to the Learning Resources Centre building (accessible 24 hours)
  • Adjacent to the ramp in the Learning Resources Centre building
  • South Lobby (across from the Information Office)
  • In the South Learning Centre (adjacent to Chai’s)
  • 2nd floor of the Business Centre (adjacent to the elevators)
  • Engineering Annex (adjacent to the Dock)
  • HP Centre (adjacent to entrance of NAITSA Computer Commons W203)

At other campuses, return library items via NAIT distribution.

Late fees

  • Print items on hold and not returned within 48 hours after notification - $20.00 plus accrued fines
  • Laptops, data projectors, cameras, and camcorders - $20.00 per day

You will receive email notices for library material that is overdue. In the event that material is lost or irreparably damaged, the full replacement value, together with a processing fee plus any outstanding fines will be payable to the library.

Payment Method
Payment can be made at the LTC Help Desk using cash, debit, or credit.

Alberta residents with TAL cards from other Alberta Libraries are eligible to borrow up to 20 print items from NAIT Library at one time.

The first time you wish to use your TAL card, you will be asked to complete a registration form and provide two pieces of identification at the LTC Help Desk: your library card from your primary TAL library and a photo ID with your current local address. A library barcode will be applied to the TAL card. Memberships expire the same day as the TAL card.

Loan Periods
When you borrow material, you're responsible for the care, return, and any charges incurred.

Library items Borrowing period Renewals
Books* 3 weeks 2
Periodicals 1 week 2
Special Collections Library use only 0
DVDs Library use only 0

*CD-ROMs that accompany some books may have licenses that restrict their use to only current NAIT staff and students

Renewing
To help you avoid late fees, the library sends email reminder (courtesy) notices. Print materials can be renewed twice unless someone else has placed a HOLD on the item you want to renew. Renewals can be made by contacting us at the LTC Help Desk at 780.471.8777, library@nait.ca or in person.

Returning
Return library material to any library that is a member of TAL or at one of the following book return bins on NAIT Main Campus.

  • Adjacent to the front (east) door to the Learning Resources Centre building (accessible 24 hours)
  • Adjacent to the ramp in the Learning Resources Centre building
  • LTC Help Desk

Late Fees
TAL members who borrow material are subject to late fees if material is returned or renewed late.

Fines per item:

  • Print items - $1.00 per day
  • Print items on hold and not returned within 48 hours after notification - $20.00 plus accrued fines

You will receive email notices for library material that is overdue. In the event that material is lost or irreparably damaged, the full replacement value, together with a processing fee plus any outstanding fines will be payable to the library.

Payment Method
Payment can be made at the LTC Help Desk using cash, debit, or credit.

 

NAIT graduates with an Alumni card are eligible to borrow up to 20 print items at one time. Alumni library cards can be purchased for a $10 non-refundable annual fee with proof of alumni status at the LTC Help Desk. To provide proof of alumni status, Alumni Connection members can print off their My Profile page and provide that to the Library. Non-Alumni Connection members can obtain proof of alumni status by sending an email to alumni@nait.ca with their name, program and grad year asking for verification that they graduated from NAIT. Alumni status verifications will be sent to the Library within one business day. This card is valid for one year from the date of issue and subsequent cards can be renewed directly at the Library Services counter.

Borrowing

Loan Periods
When you borrow material, you're responsible for the care, return, and any charges incurred.

Library items Borrowing period Renewals
Books* 3 weeks 2
Periodicals 1 week 2
Special Collections Library use only 0
DVDs Library use only 0

*CD-ROMs that accompany some books may have licenses that restrict their use to only current NAIT staff and students

Renewing
To help you avoid late fees, the library sends email reminder (courtesy) notices. Print materials can be renewed twice unless someone else has placed a HOLD on the item you want to renew. Renewals can be made by contacting us at the LTC Help Desk at 780.471.8777, library@nait.ca or in person.

Returning
Return library material to one of the following book return bin locations on NAIT Main Campus:

  • Adjacent to the front (east) door to the Learning Resources Centre building (accessible 24 hours)
  • Adjacent to the ramp in the Learning Resources Centre building
  • LTC Help Desk

Late Fees
Alumni members who borrow material are subject to late fees if material is returned or renewed late.

Fines per item:

  • Print items - $1.00 per day
  • Print items on hold and not returned within 48 hours after notification - $20.00 plus accrued fines

You will receive email notices for library material that is overdue. In the event that material is lost or irreparably damaged, the full replacement value, together with a processing fee plus any outstanding fines will be payable to the library.

Payment Method
Payment can be made at the LTC Help Desk using cash, debit, or credit.

Retired staff with an ARNS card (Association of Retired Staff) are eligible to borrow up to 20 print items from the library. ARNS cards are available from the Human Resources Office- PE Building, 2nd Floor HR Reception. The HR Office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. A library barcode will be applied to the ARNS card at the LTC Help Desk .

Borrowing

Loan Periods

Library items Borrowing period Renewals
Books* 3 weeks 2
Periodicals 1 week 2
Special Collections Library use only 0
DVDs Library use only 0

*CD-ROMs that accompany some books may have licenses that restrict their use to only current NAIT staff and students.

Renewing
To help you avoid late fees, the library sends email reminder (courtesy) notices. Print materials can be renewed twice unless someone else has placed a HOLD on the item you want to renew. Renewals can be made by contacting us at the LTC Help Desk at 780.471.8777, library@nait.ca or in person.

Returning
Return library material to one of the following book return bin locations on NAIT Main Campus:

  • Adjacent to the front (east) door to the Learning Resources Centre building (accessible 24 hours)
  • Adjacent to the ramp in the Learning Resources Centre building
  • LTC Help Desk

Late fees
Print items on hold and not returned within 48 hours after notification - $20.00 plus accrued fines

You will receive email notices for library material that is overdue. In the event that material is lost or irreparably damaged, the full replacement value, together with a processing fee plus any outstanding fines will be payable to the library.

Payment Method
Payment can be made at the LTC Help Desk using cash, debit, or credit.

It is not practical for CBU students in Alberta to have print resources in the CBU Library sent to them. Instead, CBU students can borrow from Alberta academic libraries that participate in CURBA (Canadian University Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement), including the University of Alberta. The only borrowing requirement is a valid CBU student ID card. A NAIT library barcode will be applied to the CBU card at the LTC Help Desk . Students can borrow CBU Major Research Essays from Course Reserves at NAIT Library.

If you are living in Alberta and wish to borrow other materials from NAIT, request a free TAL (The Alberta Library) card from your local public library. You can use the TAL card to borrow books at over 300 libraries across Alberta, including NAIT.

Students are responsible for any fines, lost book charges, or processing charges incurred.

Late Fees
You will receive email notices for library material that is overdue and be subject to late fees if material is returned or renewed late.

Fines per item:

  • Daily Course Reserves - $1.00 per day

Lost or Damaged Material
In the event that material is lost or irreparably damaged, the full replacement value, together with a processing fee plus any outstanding fines will be payable to the Library.

Payment Methods
Payment can be made at the LTC Help Desk using cash, debit, or credit.

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