Borrowing Policies

Loan Periods

Undergraduate Students

General Circulating Collection: 120 days, provided there have been no recalls placed on the item(s). 
Renewals: Unlimited renewals, provided there have been no requests placed on the item(s).
Media and CRC items: 14 days, unlimited renewals.
Course Reserves: Course reserve items are not renewable. If the item is still available 1hr after it has been returned, it can be signed out again.

Item Limit: Undergraduate students have an item limit of 25 items at one time Students are required to respond to any request notices issued by the library, or be subject to overdue fines.
 
Graduate Students

General Circulating Collection: 120 days, provided there have been no recalls placed on the item(s). 
Renewals: Unlimited renewals, provided there have been no requests placed on the item(s).
Media and CRC items: 14 days, unlimited renewals.  
Course Reserves: Course reserve items are not renewable. If the item is still available 1hr after it has been returned, it can be signed out again.

Item Limit: Graduate students have an item loan limit of 50 items at one time. All users are required to respond to any request notices issued by the library, or be subject to overdue fines.
 
Faculty, Postdoctoral Fellows, and Staff

General Circulating Collection: 120 days, provided there have been no recalls placed on the item(s). 
Renewals: Unlimited renewals, provided there have been no requests placed on the item(s).  
Media and CRC items: 14 days, unlimited renewals.
Course Reserves: Course reserve items are not renewable. If the item is still available 1hr after it has been returned, it can be signed out again.

Item Limit: Faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and staff have an item loan limit of 50 items at one time. All users are required to respond to any request notices issued by the library or be subject to overdue fines. Members: Faculty, Law Faculty, Staff, Affiliated Faculty.
Proxy Borrower Authorization: This service enables University of Windsor faculty and staff members (the Sponsor) to authorize a proxy/proxies to conduct library business on his/her behalf
External Borrowers

Library Cards: External Borrowers must contact the library to obtain a borrowing cardFor information about obtaining a library card visit our library card page.
Default loan period: 120 days, provided there have been no recalls placed on the item(s). 
Renewals: 1 renewal for 120 days, provided there have been no requests placed on the item(s).
Course Reserves: Course reserve items are not renewable. If the item is still available 1hr after it has been returned, it can be signed out again.  

External borrowers have an item loan limit of 15 items at one time All users are required to respond to any request notices issued by the library, or be subject to overdue fines.

Members: Alumni, Community Borrowers, High School Students, Affiliated Borrowers.
 

Renewals

Renew my Items

Library Fines

It is the responsibility of every borrower to return library materials by the due date, to respond to Library notices, and to keep the Library informed of a current address. A notice sent by the Library to the address on file will be deemed to have been received by the borrower. The due date on the emailed receipt provided when you borrow items is the official due date. Failure to do will result in overdue fines.

Non-payment of any account may result in the referral of an outstanding account to the University of Windsor's Department of Finance for further measures. Leddy Library reserves the right to withhold or withdraw borrowing privileges at any time.

 
Material TypeFines/Fees
Regular LoansNo fines will accrue on regular loans until an item changes to the lost status or unless an item is recalled. Users will receive email warnings for both a change to lost status and item recalls.
Lost ItemsPatrons will be given 30 days to return materials that are overdue before it is declared lost. Once an item is assigned a "lost" status due to non-return the following charges will be applied to a users account:

$25 non-refundable administration charge
$125 default replacement charge

Accounts with unresolved lost charges are sent to the cashiers office for collection. Once submitted these charges can only be resolved at the cashiers office.
Course Reserve items2hr loans: $0.05 per minute ($3.00/hr) to a maximum of $50.00. Course reserve items may not be renewed. If the item is still available 1hr after it has been returned, you can sign-out the item again.
1, 3 & 7 day loans$10.00 per day to a maximum of $50.00
SerialsFaculty members, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, staff, and affiliated faculty may borrow up to three bound serials volumes at a time. Current (unbound) issues will not be lent out. These items can be borrowed for one day and will be auto-renewed for up to 7 days. Overdue fines are set at $0.50 per day to a maximum of $50 per item. This service is not available to undergraduate students.
Account BlocksAccounts will be blocked at the following fine levels:

Faculty, Staff, Ugrad, Grad, ELIP, Med Student, Alumni: $50
High School students, Community Borrowers:  $10
AFN Users: $20

 

Fines Appeal Process

Fines may be appealed, with good reason, to the following persons in the order given:
Access Services Coordinator Head, Access Services (in writing only) Associate University Librarian / University Librarian (in writing only) Dean, Student Affairs (please contact the dean’s office for procedures)