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Due dates are set by the lending library. The due date is printed on the bookband wrapped around the cover of the book. Borrowers are responsible for returning all loaned items on time. 

  • Loans (Books / Microforms): The loan period is generally 6 weeks for books received from other Ontario universities, 3 weeks for all other sources. Renewal is not possible.
  • Copies (Articles / Chapters): You are required to print a copy of the article and destroy the electronic version. You may retain 1 print copy.


The lending library may recall books at any time. Upon receipt of a recall notice, you have 24 hours to return the requested material to the J.N. Desmarais Library.

Failure to return the recalled material will result in a fine that will be levied against your J.N. Desmarais Library record at $1 a day with no caps. You will also be temporarily suspended from using RACER.

If you are still in need of the material that has been recalled, the interlibrary loan staff will, upon your request, gladly re-order the same material from another institution providing there is one.