Trent University Library & Archives

New Library Borrowing Policies Start December 10

With the introduction of Omni come new borrowing regulations for Trent students, faculty, and staff.  These regulations are implemented at all 14 Omni libraries collectively, as we move forward into a network environment.  Soon you'll be able to go to any of these libraries with your TrentU card and receive the same privileges you have at Trent.

Due Dates

As of December 10, regular books can be borrowed for 120 days, with as many renewals as you require.  This applies whether you are faculty, an undergraduate or graduate student, or university staff.

For undergraduate students, this is a much longer loan period.  For faculty and graduate students, it changes from a set date (Jan 15, May 15, Sep 15), to a date based on when you sign it out; this may take some getting used to.

It's easy to see when your books are due - click on "My Library Account" when you're signed in.


No fines will be charged to regular overdue books. However, if it is "recalled" there are high fines of $4 per day.  We had already stopped charging regular overdue daily fines unless it was recalled, so we were ahead of the group on this change.

If you fail to renew a book within 30 days of its due date, it will be considered "lost".  At this point, a fee of $25 AND a replacement charge of $125 will be charged.

Media, Government Documents, Maps, Curriculum Collections

Material from these collections can be borrowed for 14 days.

More Details

There are other changes as well. To see all the details on loans of various types of material, see our webpage: Borrowing: Students, Faculty, Staff.



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