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Services and Facilities: Services for Community Members & Alumni

Services for Community Members & Alumni

Mount Allison Alumni, Sackville and area residents, and students attending Tantramar Regional High School are eligible for a Library borrower's card.

Any visitors to the library may also receive guest Internet passes to use our computers or to get access to the Mount Allison wireless network.

Borrowing Library Materials (Circulating Items):

Community members and alumni may obtain a free borrower's card at the Access Services desk of the R.P. Bell Library. Cards are good for 12 months and may be renewed.

The normal loan period for most materials is three weeks. Loan periods are shorter for certain other materials. When you borrow items, note when they are due as they do not always carry a date due stamp.

Community borrowers may borrow up to 10 items at any one time. Please note that all materials are subject to recall.

Renewing Library Materials:

You may renew your books up to three times online, by e-mail, by phone or in person at the Access Services desk. To renew your books online you need a 4-digit library PIN, which you can get in person, by phone or by e-mail from Access Services staff.

Please note that you will not be able to renew items if you have exceeded your fine limit or if you have exceeded the number of allowable renewals. Items that have been requested or recalled by another patron are also non-renewable.

For more information or to renew your books by phone, contact Access Services staff at 364-2568 or circ@mta.ca; contact the Music Library at 364-2561 or musiclibrary@mta.ca.

Non-circulating Materials:

Non-circulating materials are for in-library use only. These include reference books, journals, magazines, newspapers, certain government publications, rare books, and the Bell Collection of Acadiana.

Please note that because of the fragile condition of the materials, copies of all material from the Bell Collection and the Rare Book Room must be made by Access Services staff. Photocopying of these materials is permitted providing that copying falls within the Canadian copyright guidelines.

Some library materials, such as rare books and special collections, are kept in the Bell Room and the Davidson Room. To access material from these locations, ask an Access Services Department staff member.

Interlibrary Loans:

If the Mount Allison Libraries do not own an item you require, we can try to borrow it from another library. The Libraries offer interlibrary loans to alumni and community members on a cost-recovery basis. If your interlibrary loan request is going to incur a cost, we will discuss the approximate cost with you before placing the request.

Note that interlibrary loan service may be free at your local public library.

For more information, please see the Interlibrary Loans page.

Fines:

Note that fines are charged for overdue materials. Please remember to return or renew your library materials BEFORE they are due.

The fine for most circulating materials is $0.25/day.

The fine for Audio-visual, Map, Rare and Bell materials is $0.50/hr; $0.25/day; or $1.00/day depending on the loan period.

The fine for recalled materials is $1.00/day.

The Replacement Cost for lost or damaged material is $50.00 (or more depending
on cost of item) + $50.00 (processing fee) = $100.00 total (minimum).

Community borrowers' accounts will be blocked if $10.00 in library fines accumulates. Accounts will be unblocked once fines are paid.