Who Can Borrow from MacEwan Library?

Use Your MacEwan ID/Library Card to Request Items from:

Returning Library Items:

Return library items to the library you picked them up from.

Library item return locations at MacEwan University:

  • Building 7, North entrance - 105th Ave & 107th St (return bin)
  • Building 7, 2nd floor - Library Services Desk
  • Robbins Centre, 2nd floor - near pedway to SAMU building (return bin)
  • Allard Hall, 4th floor - outside Technology Centre,11-435B (return bin)

View a map of our return locations.

Loan Periods

 ItemLoan PeriodRenewalsLate Charges
StudentsBooks, CDs, DVDs*4 weeks2N/A
 Periodicals/Journals2 weeks3N/A
Staff/FacultyBooks-Main Collection*1 term1N/A
 Periodicals/Journals2 weeks3N/A
 Scores, CDs, DVDs*4 weeks2N/A
Retiree/AlumniBooks, Scores, CDs, DVDs4 weeks2N/A
 Periodicals/Journals2 weeks3N/A
TALBooks, Scores, CDs, DVDs2 weeks4$1.00/day

Lost items will be charged a cost of the original purchase price.

Reserve Item Loan Periods*

ItemLoan PeriodRenewalsLate ChargesLost Charges
Textbooks4 hours0$1.00/hourOriginal cost
Reserve Items (Hourly)2 or 4 hours0$1.00/hourOriginal cost
Reserve Items (Daily)1 or 3 days0$1.00/dayOriginal cost
Reserve Laptops**1 week0$5.00/day$800.00 (PC) / $1900.00 (Mac)
Reserve Go Pro Cameras1 week0$0.00/day$200.00
Reserve 360 Cameras1 week0$0.00/day$500.00

*Reserve items are only available for MacEwan students, staff and faculty.

**Students must be currently enrolled in a course to borrow reserve laptops.

A discretionary fine of $50.00 may be charged on overdue reserve items for abuse of reserve loan periods.

Paying Fines / Paying for Lost Materials

  • Make a payment for library fines and lost items 24 hours a day through My Account. Select “Fines” from the menu.
  • Fine payments are also accepted in-person.
  • Payments for lost items can be made online, or at the Library that owns the item.
  • MacEwan Library accepts payment by debit or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express).

Renewals and Holds

Not done with an item? Renew it.

  • Renew your items online at My Account, over the phone, or in-person. Items that have been requested by someone else cannot be renewed.
  • Overdue items may be renewed (if no one else has requested them) but late charges will apply up to the renewal date.

How do I renew a book if I have an Alumni or TAL membership?

You can renew items by logging in to your NEOS Account.

Placing a Hold

  • Log in to My Account
  • Search for the item you wish to borrow by using the search bar on the library's homepage
  • Click the "Place hold" button beside the item you want to borrow
  • Select "MacEwan University Library" as your pickup location
  • You'll receive an email when your item is ready for pickup.


  • After two weeks, any item that is borrowed can be requested by another person. When this happens, a recall is issued.
  • Recalled items are given a shorter loan period and notifications will be sent to your MacEwan email. Notifications will also appear in the Checkouts section of My Account.

Blocked Accounts

  • Accounts with over $50.00 in fines or an overdue recalled book will be blocked.
  • Blocked accounts cannot renew or borrow new items.
  • To remove the block from your account, return the overdue items and pay fines so your account balance is under $50.00.
    • Pay the full amount online through My Account, or make a full or partial payment in-person.