Borrowing Privileges - Package G

Applies to individuals who are currently:

  1. enrolled in credit courses on the University of Lethbridge Calgary campus, or
  2. enrolled in an undergraduate program on the University's Lethbridge campus for which 75% or more of their studies or coursework places them temporarily at an off-campus location that is more than 90 kilometres outside the city limits of Lethbridge.*

*Students in category B. above, must provide the Library with a form completed by their course instructor or study supervisor verifying their temporary need for extended library service.

*This type of extended library service is not open to students in the Faculty of Education, even if they meet the above criteria in any of their teaching semesters.  The regular Curriculum Laboratory loan guidelines already accommodate the Faculty of Education students who are teaching at a distance.

Annual Fee:

  • none

NOTE: Loan periods are for the period specified or to the expiration date of your borrowing privileges, whichever comes first.

On-site Collections of Resources

Loan Period

Renewals

Holds/Recalls/Bookings

Main Circulating items (except non-current periodicals)

6 weeks (includes transit time)

1, subject to immediate recall

Accepted

Non-current periodicals

document delivery

Not permitted

Requests for copy accepted

Current periodicals

document delivery

Not permitted

Requests for copy accepted

Reference, Government Documents, Microforms

non-circulating

Not permitted

Not accepted

Reserve collections

hourly or daily (in person)

Not permitted

Not accepted

Audiovisual software

14 days, unless already booked (includes transit time)

Not permitted

Booking advised

Audiovisual equipment (high-demand)

non-circulating

Not permitted

Not accepted

Audiovisual equipment (low-demand)

non-circulating

Not permitted

Not accepted

Special Collections, University Archives, University Records

non-circulating

Not permitted

Not accepted

Curriculum Laboratory circulating items

6 weeks (see Loan Limits; includes transit time)

Not permitted

Holds only accepted on items IN PROCESS or IN LIBRARY

Loan limits:

  • unlimited items from reserve collections
  • specific items may not be available at certain times of the year, based on high-demand
  • Curriculum Laboratory collections;
    • limit of 5 items at one time from Curriculum Laboratory collections
    • the following types of materials are not available for loan by distance users: Art prints and art bin materials, reference, fiction, oversize and picture file materials
    • all Curriculum Laboratory materials are subject to variable, discretionary loan periods when in high demand by students enrolled in the teacher-education program

Fines Payment:

  • all outstanding fines must be paid in full before library privileges are updated each semester
  • fines payment may be made by:
    • using Internet or telephone banking (enter your University ID number as the Account number)
    • paying in person at the Calgary or Edmonton Campus Office
    • mailing a cheque to:
      Cash Office
      University of Lethbridge
      4401 University Drive
      Lethbridge, AB   T1K 3M4  (make cheque payable to University of Lethbridge)

Holds/Recalls/Bookings:

  • holds/recalls accepted for items currently on loan to another borrower
  • holds accepted for items with a status of IN PROCESS or ON ORDER
  • holds accepted for items listed with an RSTOR (Off-site Main Circulating collection) location
  • requests for copies accepted on periodicals
  • holds/recalls not accepted on reserve materials
  • bookings accepted for audiovisual software
  • bookings not accepted for audiovisual hardware 

Interlibrary Loan:

NOTE: Some restrictions apply to distance students (not including students at Calgary and Edmonton campuses)

  • number of fully subsidized requests filled per fiscal year = 0.5 X Quota*.
  • cost per filled request over per user quota = average lending fee paid by the University Library to lending institutions**.
  • Library may restrict requests to Canadian locations

*Quota is established on an annual basis according to the available budget, average cost of the lending fees and the number of eligible users.  Quota will be prorated for appointments of less than a year in duration.

** The average lending fee is established on an annual basis in conjunction with the establishment of Quota

Access to Electronic Resources Off-campus:

  • permitted


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 Content Revised: August 21, 2018