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Borrowing, Returning & Fees/Charges


Loan periods for any specific items available through York University Libraries will be displayed by signing into Omni. For further information, please see the Lending Code.

Regular stacks

Faculty 120 days, unlimited renewals*
Graduate students 120 days, unlimited renewals*
Undergraduate Students 120 days, unlimited renewals*
Staff 120 days, unlimited renewals*
Education Professional Development
14 days, 6 renewals*
External 14 days, 2 renewals*

*Regular loan items are subject to recall at any time. If an item is recalled, its due date is 7 days from the date of recall; if an item is loaned with an active recall on it, its due date is 14 days from the date of loan. The library will notify you by email of any changes affecting your loans.


Available to current students, staff and faculty only. 24 hrs, no renewals

Other formats

Sign into Omni to see relevant lending information for items in different locations.


Items can be renewed by checking your account in Omni and reviewing Loans in My Library Account.

Fines & Charges

Fines and charges can be paid at any circulation desk or online by checking your account in Omni.  Library accounts are blocked from borrowing upon fines/charges accrual of:

  • $25 for Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, and Staff
  • $5 for all other borrowers

For appeals process pertaining to fines/charges, please see the Lending Code.

Overdue Stacks No fines
Overdue Media (e.g. film, sound) No fines
Overdue Bound Periodicals (not currently loanable) No fines
Overdue Recalls - Stacks $4.00/day to max $56
Overdue Recalls - Media & Maps $10/day to max $100
Overdue Reserves - 24 hrs loan $5.00/day to max $100
Overdue Reserves - Media & Other $3.00/hour to max $100
Lost item - Administration charge (30 days overdue) $25.00
Lost/Damaged  - Replacement charge (30 days overdue) $125.00 default

Returning items

Library materials must be returned on or before the date and/ or time due. Materials found in the stacks without a returned date stamp are considered returned on the date found.

All library materials, with the exception of those noted below, may be returned to any book return located in each of the York University Libraries.

Materials borrowed from the Reserve collections and SMIL must be returned to the area from which they were borrowed. Maps must be returned to the Map Library or to the Scott Circulation desk when the Map Library is closed. Resource Sharing items should be returned to the Scott or Frost libraries.

For borrowers at the Glendon campus, Reserve, Interlibrary Loan and Map Library materials may be returned through the Frost Library Circulation Desk. In these cases original due dates and times apply.

Notices are sent when materials are overdue or have been recalled for another borrower. The non-receipt of overdue or recall notices does not relieve the borrower from liability for fines or other sanctions.

To assist borrowers to return or renew books on time, courtesy alert notices are sent shortly before regular loans are due. Failure to receive such notices does not relieve borrowers of the responsibility to return books by the due date.