Librarians: Kerry Pretty and Carrie Jensen
Monday to Friday: 7:45am to 4:30pm AND 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am to 5:00pm
First Two Weeks of Fall and Spring Semesters: Monday to Friday – 7:45am to 4:30pm
Reading Break: Monday to Friday – 9:00am to 4:30pm
Summer and During Breaks between Semesters: Monday to Friday – 9:00am to 3:00pm
Christmas Break: Friday before Christmas to January 2nd
Summer Vacation: See Populi or Call the PLBC Office for specific dates
We are happy to assist you in any way we can. You can help us keep the library atmosphere conducive to study by respecting those studying, and keeping talking to a minimum and at a very low volume (i.e. whispering). During the last few weeks of a semester, keeping the library quiet is a very high priority.
LIBRARY USAGE GUIDELINES
- NO FOOD is to be eaten in the library and ONLY WATER in covered containers is permissible.
- RESHELVING – No thanks! Please leave the material on a table/desk or place it on the shelving cart and we’ll put it away. A book shelved improperly is temporarily lost.
- BORROWING BOOKS – all books must be checked out at the library circulation desk before they are removed from the library. If a library attendant is not available, there should be a manual checkout sheet on the circulation desk for registered patrons. Recording your name, the book title, author and copy number and most importantly the book’s barcode is required before taking the books.
- RETURNING BOOKS – Put them in the BOOK RETURN box; NOT on the shelving cart! Placing returned books in the Book Return box will ensure that they are properly checked back into the library.
- LIBRARY COMPUTERS are available for use during library hours and require your Barracuda userid and password to access the Internet. Microsoft Office programs, electronic journals and encyclopaedias, and specialized music applications are provided.
- STUDY ROOMS are available for use by study groups and for extended conversations. Room use can be reserved for up to 2 hours for groups of 3 or more or by faculty for student meetings and tests. Reservations are forfeited if the room has not been claimed within 15 minutes of the scheduled start time. Individuals and pairs may use the study rooms when they are otherwise unoccupied but priority is given to faculty and group usage requests.
BOOK BORROWING GUIDELINES
- REFERENCE BOOKS
- Books labelled with “REFERENCE”, “BIBLE”, “ENCY & DICT”, as well as REFERENCE journals are for use in the library only and must remain in the Library at all times.
- The ONLY exception is for instructors who may check out these books for use during their classes.
- The material in these books can be photocopied if students need to take those portions that are of interest from the library.
- Books used for CURRENT COURSES are labelled as Reserve Books.
- These books can be found on the Reserve Book shelf in the centre of the library.
- Loan Period = 1 week.
SHORT RESERVE BOOKS
- Books and library materials designated by instructors as being required for the completion of specific course assignments and needed by all students in a course.
- Loan Period = 2 days.
REGULAR CIRCULATION BOOKS
- All other books in the library without a specific designation.
- Loan Period = 2 weeks.
- DVDS and VIDEO TAPES
- We have DVDs for Distance Education courses as well as other miscellaneous videos and DVDs.
- Loan Period = 1 week.
RENEWING BORROWED MATERIAL
- All borrowed library materials can be renewed several times if no one has put the material on hold
- Materials cannot be renewed if the patron has an outstanding fine of more than $10 or if fines have not been paid for more than 21 days
- For renewal requests submitted by phone or email, a library worker will send you an email confirming your renewal or requesting return of the materials.
- Overdue library materials are subject to the following fines:
- Short Reserve Books = $2 per day
- Reserve Books = 50 cents per day
- Regular Circulation Books = 25 cents per day
- DVDs and Video Tapes = 25 cents per day
- Fines are also assigned for irresponsible damage to library materials.
- The amount of damage is assessed by the librarian.
- Patrons are not charged for damage related to normal wear and tear.
- For minor damage, a fine of $2 to $10 per book can be assessed. Examples of such damage include minor water damage, repairable page tearing, and removable sticky material or minor marking on or inside the book.
- For major damage, this being damage which makes continued use of the material untenable, the student is charged for the book plus a $10.00 processing fee. Examples of major damage include major liquid damage, removed pages, and irremovable sticky material or extensive irremovable marking on or inside the book. \
- All Fines are payable at the library in cash but students can request that their fines be posted to their PLBC account for debit or credit card payment.
- At the end of the spring semester, all outstanding fines for the school year are transferred to student’s PLBC account. The student will receive an email before this transfer is performed so that they can address any concerns regarding their library account.
- A patron’s borrowing privileges are suspended when they have an outstanding fine of more than $10 or when fines are unpaid for more than 21 days
MATERIAL OVERDUE MORE THAN 30 DAYS
- You will be charged for the book plus a $10.00 processing fee.
- Patrons will be informed by email before these charges are applied to their PLBC account so that they can address any concerns with the librarian.
PRINTING AND PHOTOCOPYING GUIDELINES
- For both printed pages and photocopies
- 5 cents for each single-sided
- 10 cents for each double-sided (i.e. 2 copies)
- Printing and Photocopying Cards
- Can be purchased at the library circulation desk
- Cost = $5.00
- Entitles user to a combination of 110 singled-sides printed pages or photocopies.
- Black and White Only
- Printing and photocopying in the library operates on an honour system, meaning that students track their own use of these devices and pay accordingly
- Anything photocopied or printed, whether course-related or personal, needs to be paid for.