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Why Can't I Order
When Can I Expect to Receive My Documents
Charges to Order
Removal of Bookbands
Removal of bookbands will result in a $5 surcharge.
Items Not Picked Up
Lost or Damaged Material
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What can I borrow?
Any library material that is not available to you electronically, can be ordered by placing a request for the item in Omni.
- If the library owns a current or an older edition of a required textbook, it is available for borrowing. If a required textbook is not available, the Library will NOT order it from elsewhere.
- Laurentian is unable to supply any loaned materials from other libraries to students residing outside North America.
Articles in electronic form be delivered to your Laurentian email address, or the email address you specified when you submitted the request.
Other library material will be shipped to the address you registered with for a RACER account. If you move, please update your RACER account details.
A postage paid shipping label will be provided in your package, taped to the front of the book. When finished with your library material, return the books to the J.N. Desmarais Library taping the postage paid shipping label onto the original envelope sent to you.
From Laurentian and other Omni university collections
All books are subject to recall.
When borrowing materials outside of Laurentian and other Omni university collections, the loan period varies from between 3 and 6 weeks. These books are NOT renewable. Borrowers will be charged $2.00 per day for any material which is overdue.
If you have been blocked from borrowing items from the Laurentian University library, you will also be blocked from requesting items from other libraries.
You may pay by cheque, money order, or credit card. Cheques and money orders can be made out to Laurentian University and sent to:
Attention: Access Services
J.N. Desmarais Library
935 Ramsey Lake Road
Sudbury ON P3E 2C6
You can make credit card payments by telephone. Please call Access Services at 1-800-661-1058, extension 4 or 705-675-4800 to pay with VISA or Mastercard.
Your Library Wants to Borrow from Laurentian
This information is for libraries or institutions that borrow directly from the Laurentian University J.N. Desmarais Library. Individuals should contact their local library to request materials from other libraries.
In order to use this form you must have either a Library and Archives Canada symbol or a locally created symbol in our VDX system.
If you need further assistance, please contact email@example.com.
Lost / Damaged Material
If an item is lost or returned in damaged condition, an invoice for the replacement cost, and processing fee will be issued. Material overdue for twenty-eight (28) days or longer will be declared lost. The minimum replacement cost is $100:
-$75 minimum replacement cost, up to the actual cost of the material
-$25 processing fee
If an item declared lost is returned, the replacement charge be waived, but NOT the processing fee.
We do not accept replacement copies for lost material.
Charges for International Requests
Without a reciprocal borrowing agreement, the J.N. Desmarais Library charges for international document delivery are:
- Articles: $20 or 1.5 IFLA vouchers
- Books/microfiche: $45 or 3.5 IFLA vouchers
If you wish arrange a reciprocal borrowing agreement, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Laurentian University is a member of the Interfilm Group, an informal association of 20 Ontario universities with film collections.
The Media Catalog lists thousands of film titles that may be borrowed free of charge.
All registered faculty, students and staff of Laurentian University may request films from these collections.
To order a film not available at Laurentian, please email LUFilmLibrary@laurentian.ca and specify the title, Media number, and the show date.
- Requests should be made at least two weeks in advance of the show date.
- Typical loan periods are for 2-3 days only.
- Overdue fines accrue at $5/day (no maximum).
- There is a $5 charge for any item not picked up.
- Film band removal will result in a charge of $5.
You will receive an email when your film is available. Pick up films at the J.N. Desmarais Library’s Borrower Services Desk. Return films to the Borrower Services Desk the day after the show date.