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Borrowing Privileges

A valid library card must be presented in order to borrow materials or to obtain other library services. For York University students the YU-Card is their library card. Library cards will not be issued to borrowers with outstanding fines. Library cards are not transferable. The person named on the card is responsible for all library transactions made with the card. The loss or theft of a card must be reported immediately to the Yu-Card office. Borrowers will be held accountable for transactions on their card until such notification is received.

  • University Borrowers include all faculty, students and staff of York University; faculty, students and staff affiliated with York University such as retired faculty and staff, field instructors, host teachers, adjunct professors, post-doctoral fellows, and visiting scholars.
  • York University Libraries will begin providing services to External Borrowers again May 1, 2022.
    • External Borrowers include faculty, students and staff whose university is a member of Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL); faculty, professional staff and graduate students whose university is a member of Bureau de Coopération Interuniversitaire (BCI), Council of Atlantic Librarians/Conseil des Bibliotheques Universitaires de l'Atlantique (CAUL/CBUA), Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL); persons such as York University alumni and members of the public (must be 16 years of age or older) upon payment of an annual fee; and other persons issued cards under special programs. Due to database licensing agreements, External Borrowers do not have remote access to electronic resources. External Borrowers cannot normally borrow materials from the Map Library, the Sound and Moving Image Library, or reserve collections.

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