1. Borrowing & Circulation
  2. Photocopying
  3. Printing & Computers
  4. Lost Books
  5. Group Study Rooms
  6. Student Jobs


Borrowing and circulation


    Loan periods   Renewals   Item limits
Undergraduate students   14 days   3 renewals, 14 days each   50
Graduate students   42 days   3 renewals, 42 days each   100
Staff   42 days   3 renewals, 42 days each   100
Faculty members   42 days   3 renewals, 42 days each   100
Direct borrowers   14 days   2 renewals, 14 days each   100
Research readers   14 days   2 renewals, 14 days each   100
Alumni   14 days   no renewals   25
Alumni research readers   14 days   2 renewals, 14 days each   100
Continuing studies students   14 days   no renewals   25



  • Fines are charged at the rate of $0.50 / day per book.
  • Fines on Course Reserves books are $0.50 / hour per book.
  • Fines for recalled books are $2.00 / day per book.

Library privileges will be withheld when fines are $25 or more.

Pay fines:

  • In person: Visit the circulation desk of the library
  • Online using the Pay Library Fines online payment system [FAQ]

Please note that medical or other documentation is normally required to reduce or forgive fines. Without documentation, fines are normally not excused for the following reasons:

  • Did not renew item on time
  • Forgot the due date
  • Did not receive a courtesy or overdue notice
  • Was not able to renew online
  • Was unaware of library policies
  • Borrowed the item for someone else
  • Returned late by someone else
  • Did not report TCard stolen

Course reserves

Materials placed on course reserve by a professor are shelved behind the circulation desk and normally circulate for two hours (though the professor can opt for anything between and hour and two days).


TCard+: $0.10/page


There is no machine for adding money to your TCard in the DG Ivey Library. The closest locations to add money to your TCard are at Robarts library and the Earth Sciences library. You cannot pay in cash for printing

TCard: $0.15/page

Note: printing in the New College Computer Facility is $0.03/page. 

Lost Books

Lost books and / or accompanying media are subject to a $145 replacement charge at most libraries. The library reserves the right to charge fines in addition to the replacement cost.

Payment of fines or replacement of lost materials is handled on a case-by-case basis. The DG Ivey library follows the University of Toronto libraries policies on lost materials.

Group study rooms

The DG Ivey Library has two study rooms that can accommodate groups as large as 10. These rooms are signed out on a fist-come-first served basis for two hours. They cannot be booked in advance and the two hour sign-out period cannot be extended. Keys can be signed out from the circulation desk.

Student jobs

The DG Ivey Library hires new student staff in August each year. Calls for applications will be posted on the iSchool’s job site and on the library’s blog. The library hires a mix of undergraduate students and students enrolled in the iSchool studying to be librarians.