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Checking Your Account

At any time, you can view your library account to see which books you have signed out, when they are due, whether you have any fines owing, etc.

Login to your library account through the catalogue to renew your books, to see which books you have out, to place holds, and to verify whether you have fines owing.

Your username and password are the same as your email and Desire2Learn account.

Loan Period

Undergraduate students may borrow Laurentian books for a period of 21 days to a maximum of 30 books.

Graduate students may borrow Laurentian books for a period of 120 days to a maximum of 50 books.

Placing a Hold

If a book is on loan to another reader you may reserve it for yourself by signing in to Your Account via the Library Catalogue. When the reserved item is returned to the Library you will be notified by email that it is available. The item will be kept on the "hold shelf" for 4 days. Please forward this email to so that Library staff can collect your book and ship it to you.

Renewing Books

All books from Laurentian's collection may be renewed up to 3 times, for a further 21 day loan period, unless requested by another borrower. A 120-day book may be renewed once.

Learn how to renew your Laurentian University library material.

Your username is your Laurentian username. If you do not know your password, click on "Forgot your password" link which is below the login screen.

If you have no remaining renewals on your library account and still require a book, please contact Off-Campus Library Services by phone (1-800-661-1058, extension 2) or by email.

Lost Books

Loss of documents must be reported immediately.

Materials not returned 28 days after the due date are presumed lost. The charge for lost Laurentian books is either $30 per item or the replacement cost of the item. There also is a $5 service charge. The loss of documents from other libraries will be governed by RACER policy.

The user will also owe any overdue fees that have accumulated, until the item has been returned or claimed as lost.

Library Fines

If you have incurred any library fines, 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

Credit card payments can be made by telephone. Please call the Borrower Services at 1-800-661-1058, extension 4 or 705-675-4800 to pay with VISA or Mastercard.