Who Can Borrow from MacEwan Library?

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

  • MacEwan Library
  • Most NEOS Libraries (including the University of Alberta)
    • Alberta Health Services and Covenant library items remain unavailable.
  • Libraries Across Canada: Set up your COPPUL card at the Library Services Desk.
  • Libraries around the world: See the Interlibrary Loans page for more details.

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

  Item Loan Period Renewals Late Charges
Students Books, CDs, DVDs* 4 weeks 2 N/A
  Periodicals/Journals 2 weeks 3 N/A
Staff/Faculty Books-Main Collection* 1 term 1 N/A
  Periodicals/Journals 2 weeks 3 N/A
  Scores, CDs, DVDs* 4 weeks 2 N/A
Retiree/Alumni Books, Scores, CDs, DVDs 4 weeks 2 N/A
  Periodicals/Journals 2 weeks 3 N/A
TAL Books, Scores, CDs, DVDs 2 weeks 4 $1.00/day

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

Reserve Item Loan Periods*

Item Loan Period Renewals Late Charges Lost Charges
Textbooks 2 hours 0 $1.00/hour Original cost
Reserve Items (Hourly) 2 or 4 hours 0 $1.00/hour Original cost
Reserve Items (Daily) 1 or 3 days 0 $1.00/day Original cost
Reserve Laptops** 3 days 0 $5.00/day $800.00 (PC) / $1900.00 (Mac)
Reserve iPads 3 days 0 $5.00/day $400.00
Reserve Go Pro Cameras 1 week 0 $0.00/day $200.00
Reserve 360 Cameras 1 week 0 $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.