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Books and other material, including laptops and data projectors can all be borrowed from the Health Sciences Library Service Desk with a valid borrowing card.

Many of our services have been altered as a result of COVID-19. Please read our FAQs for more information.




The library's reserve collection includes books that are in high-demand for students and faculty. Loan periods are shorter enabling everyone to have a chance to use them. 

  • Two-hour, 24-hour, three-day or seven-day loan periods.
  • A maximum of six items at a time.
  • Reserve items cannot be held for individuals.
  • Reserve items cannot be renewed.
  • Reserve items may be checked out again if they are not in demand.
  • A 15-minute to 24-hour waiting period may apply to check out an item again after returning it.

Penalties & Fines

Penalties & Fines

Be informed of your responsibilities when borrowing from the Health Sciences Library. 

Book Fines & Penalties

You have until 14 days from the original loan date or five days from the date of recall, whichever is longer, in which to return the book, after which a fine of $5.00 a day or partial day is levied. We will suspend your borrowing privileges, charge a book replacement fee, and a non-refundable administrative charge if you do not return an overdue item. All students are responsible for reviewing their account regularly to ensure all charges are as expected, all payments have been received and all balances are paid by the payment deadlines.

Reserve & Equipment Fines

Loan Type

Fines for Overdue

two hour and 24 hour

$5.00 per hour or part of hour

three day and seven day

$5.00 per day or part of day

Group study room keys

$5.00 per hour or part of hour

Laptops, projectors & adapters

$20.00 per hour or part of hour up to $250 per day

Lost and Damaged Laptops, Projectors and Adaptors

Do not leave the data projector or laptops unattended at any time. You are responsible for the full repair or replacement cost. By signing the Data Projector or Laptop Borrower Agreement, you acknowledge fiscal responsibility for the projector or laptop you have checked out. If any pieces accompanying the projector or laptop are not returned (e.g. the power cord) you will be charged the cost of replacing the item(s) plus a $25 non-refundable administration fee.

Laptops, projectors, and adaptors not returned by the end of the day will be considered lost and you will be billed for the replacement cost plus a non-refundable administration fee of $25. See below for replacement costs. 

Lost Equipment Type Replacement Cost
Data Projector  Up to $1500
Laptop $3000
Adaptor $75