Staff at the Bronfman Business Library Circulation Desk will assist you:
- Students – To get a library card – The YU Card is your official ID card and it is also your library card. The card has a barcode on the back which you will use to book group study rooms, place holds on books that are already checked out to someone else, to renew books you have signed out, and to access the electronic resources from off campus, etc. Please note that you may also use your Passport York login for many of these same functions, except to check out books at the Circulation Desk. In addition to the library card you also need a library PIN. For more information please see the Your Library Card webpage. You may also request a PIN in person, at any of the Circulation Desks upon presentation of your YU Card and photo ID.
- All York Students in degree programs are issued a YUCard
- Faculty & Staff – To get a library card – Full-time faculty and staff members are eligible for the YUCard, which will serve as their library borrowing card. New full-time faculty and staff members are required to obtain a YUCard for this purpose; full-time faculty and staff members who already have a paper library card may continue to use it, but are encouraged to obtain a YUCard. YUCards may be obtained from the YUCard office 200 William Small Centre. Faculty are entitled to 100 day loan privileges.
- Part-time and contract faculty need to bring an employee number and photo ID to the Circulation Desk to obtain a library card.
- To sign out books and reserve materials – Two hour reserve materials for the Schulich School of Business courses and School of Administrative Studies courses are held at the Circulation Desk. One and three day reserve materials are shelved near the public workstations.
- To pay fines for overdue materials.
- To pick up books for which you have a “hold” and “inter-campus borrowing” (ICB) items. Please note that when you place a hold on an item you need to identify the pick-up location. If you do not select a location, the item will be held at the Scott Library Circulation Desk.
- To answer queries about books missing from the shelves, lost items or to give you directions.
Other useful things you may wish to know :
What is the loan period?
Books and other materials may normally be borrowed for 14 days. Faculty and PhDs may normally borrow books for 100 days.
How may times can I renew an item?
Unless requested by another borrower, regular loan materials may be renewed to a maximum of six renewals.Borrowers with extended loan privileges may renew items twice, and external borrowers may renew items once.
Can I request an item that is checked out?
Borrowers may place a request to have a hold placed on an item charged out for regular and extended loan period by clicking on the hold/recall button at the bottom of each item record screen in the catalogue.
What happens when an item has more than one hold on it?
Holds will be placed in queue. Loan periods on these items will be shortened to 7 days for all categories of borrowers. They are not renewable.
How many items can I borrow at the same time?
Students and staff have a loan limit of 50 items; faculty and PhDs with extended loan privileges have a limit of 80 items; external borrowers have a limit of 15 items.
Can I get past exams in the Library?
Students of the Schulich School of Business and the School of Administrative Studies should consult with the course instructor to determine the availability and location of past exams. Some Schulich School of Business past exams are available on the Schulich Intranet.
How do I return books if the Library is closed?
There is a external After Hours Book Drop just to the right of the Bronfman Business Library entrance. Although materials are not due on days when the Libraries are closed, overdue fines accumulate. It is recommended that materials be returned or renewed prior to holiday periods. Books, other than those on Reserve, may be returned at any library. Reserve materials must be returned to the library from which they were originally borrowed.
How are fines calculated?
Fines accumulate once items become overdue. Bills are calculated when overdue materials are renewed or returned. If you wish to pay your fines immediately, please bring your overdue books to the Library.
The fines are:
- $0.50 per day to a maximum of $25.00 per item for regular stack materials.
- $1.00 per day to a maximum of $25.00 per item for overdue recalled material.
- $5.00 per day to a maximum of $100.00 per item for overdue daily loans.
- $3.00 per hour/or any part thereof to a maximum of $100.00 per item for hourly loans.
When am I blocked from borrowing?
Borrowing privileges are blocked immediately for faculty, staff and students with charges of $25.00 or more and for External borrowers with charges of $5.00 or more.
What happens when I lose a book?
Library materials are assumed lost and you are charged for the cost of replacing these materials after 15 days following the due date for hourly reserves items, 20 days for daily reserve items and 50 days for regular stack materials.The charges include a $60.00 replacement charge, a $15.00 non-refundable service fee plus any outstanding overdue fines to a maximum of $25.00 per item for regular stack materials and $100.00 for reserve materials.