Borrowing and circulation
|Borrower Status||Loan periods||Renewals||Item limits|
|Undergraduate students||14 days||Up to 70 additional days||50|
|Graduate students||42 days||Up to 270 additional days||200|
|Staff||42 days||Up to 270 additional days||200|
|Faculty members||42 days||Up to 270 additional days||200|
|Direct borrowers||14 days||Up to 30 additional days||100|
|Research readers||14 days||Up to 30 additional days||100|
|Alumni||14 days||No renewals||25|
|Continuing studies students||14 days||Up to 70 additional days||50|
See Loan Services for more details
- 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.
- In person: not available currently
- Sign in to LibrarySearch and pay fines from your account
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
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).
Photocopying is currently unavailable.
Students can upload funds onto their TCard for printing using the TCard+ website with a debit or credit card and funds should be added onto their account instantaneously.
There is no machine for adding physical money to your TCard in the DG Ivey Library. The closest locations to add physical money to your TCard are at Robarts library and the Earth Sciences library. You cannot pay in cash for printing.
New College Student Computer Facility (for students with New College as their Registrar)
- Black and White: $0.03
- Colour: $0.15
Information Commons (current UofT Students, faculty and staff)
- Black and White: $0.15
- Colour: $1.00
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.