Borrowing and circulation policies
Journals and magazines
Overdue Fines
Course Reserves
Printing and copying fees
Fees for lost books
Group Study Rooms
Student Jobs

Borrowing and circulation policies

  Loan periods Renewals Item limits
Undergraduate students 14 days 5 renewals, 14 days each 50
Graduate students 56 days 3 renewals, 56 days each 100
Staff 56 days 3 renewals, 56 days each 100
Faculty members 84 days days 3 renewals, 84 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
Magazines, journals and other serial publications

Undergraduate students Graduate students Faculty


  • 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.

Some libraries may charge different fines for other types of materials. Library privileges will be withheld when fines are $25 or more. Pay fines:

  • In person: Visit the circulation desk of the library

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).


Cash: $0.15/page TCard: $0.10/page


Cash: $0.10/page TCard: $0.10/page Note: printing in the New College Computer facility is $0.05/page (include registration details) Note: 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.

Lost books

(link to official UTL policy on lost materials) 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.