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The Emily Carr Library has moved to online only services. See our Services + COVID-19 page for remote library resources and services.

Library Services + COVID-19

All borrowers can have up to 25 items out at a time.

Most items* can be renewed twice if they have not been requested by another patron.

Course Reserve items have variable loan durations (2 hours, 1 day, 3 days, or 1 week), and cannot be renewed.

Undergrad Students + Essentials Certificate Students

Item TypeLoan Period
Books, Exhibition Catalogues, Graphic Novels3 weeks
DVDs/VHS/Films, Sound Effects, Games7 days

Grad Students (includes low res), Faculty + Staff

Item TypeLoan Period
Books, Exhibition Cataloguessemester long*
Graphic Novels3 weeks
DVDs/VHS/Films, Sound Effects, Games7 days

*Renewals for semester-long loans must be done by library staff in person or via email. Semester long loans are subject to be recalled by other patrons. Please check your email frequently for recall notices.

Community Borrowers + Alumni

Item TypeLoan Period
Books + Exhibition Catalogues, Graphic Novels3 weeks
Games7 days
CDs/DVDs/VHS/Films + Reserves + Sound EffectsLibrary Use Only

Late Fees

The library has eliminated most overdue fines on books and media. Fees and fines still apply for overdue items requested by another borrower, library equipment, course reserves, and materials acquired through Interlibrary Loan. Please renew and return items responsibly.

Item TypeFine
Recalled items$0.25/day
2hr Reserve items & library equipment$1/hour
1, 3, or 7 day loans, & Interlibrary Loans$1/day

Replacement Fees

Borrowers will be charged the full replacement value plus a processing fee of $10 for any items that are lost or damaged. Items which are overdue by 30 days will automatically move to lost in our system and the patron account will be charged the replacement value.

If you have been assessed for fines or fees and would like more information or have questions or special circumstances, please email: