Borrowing from MacEwan Libraries

Who Can Borrow?

MacEwan University students, staff, faculty, retirees and alumni

Students, staff, faculty, retirees and alumni have borrowing privileges at either of the campus libraries. John L. Haar Library (City Centre) and Alberta College Campus.

NEOS consortium members

Cardholders from NEOS member libraries are entitled to limited borrowing privileges from MacEwan Libraries.

The Alberta Library (TAL) cardholders

Cardholders from TAL member libraries are entitled to a MacEwan barcode for their TAL member card and limited borrowing from MacEwan Libraries.

Loan Periods

  Item Loan Period Renewals Late Charges
Students Books, CDs, DVDs* 4 weeks 2 $0.50/day
  Periodicals/Journals 2 weeks 3 $0.50/day
  Leisure Reading Collection* 4 weeks 2 $0.25/day
Staff/Faculty Books-Main Collection* 1 term 1 $0.50/day
  Periodicals/Journals 2 weeks 3 $0.50/day
  Scores, CDs, DVDs* 4 weeks 2 $0.50/day
Retiree/Alumni Books, Scores, CDs, DVDs* 4 weeks 2 $0.50/day
  Periodicals/Journals 2 weeks 3 $0.50/day
TAL Books, Scores, CDs, DVDs 2 weeks 4 $0.50/day

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

* Items with a loan period of more than 2 weeks may be recalled.

Item Loan Period Renewals Late Charges Lost Charges
Reserve Items (Hourly) 2 or 4 hours 0 $1.00/hour Original cost + admin fee
Reserve Items (Daily) 1 or 3 days 0 $1.00/day Original cost + admin fee
Reserve Laptops 3 days 0 $5.00/day $700.00 (PC) / $1000.00 (Mac)
Reserve iPads 3 days 0 $5.00/day $400.00
Reserve Go Pro Cameras 3 days 0 $5.00/day $200.00
Reserve 360 Cameras 3 days 0 $5.00/day $500.00
Reserve Drone 3 days 0 $5.00/day $1000.00

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

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

Library Fees

Library fees for overdue items can be paid in person at any NEOS library, lost items must be paid at the library the item belongs to. MacEwan University accepts cash, debit, credit (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) and cheque. For credit card payments over the phone, please contact the Borrower Services desk, 780-497-5850.

Renewals and Holds

Not done with that item? Renew it.

Renew your items online at My Account. Items can also be renewed in person at any MacEwan or NEOS library service desk or over the phone. Items that other library users have requested cannot be renewed. Overdue items may be renewed, but late charges will apply up to the renewal date.

How do I renew a book if I have a TAL membership?

If you have a book that you want to renew and you have borrowed it from MacEwan Library with your TAL membership, click here to access your NEOS account.

Placing a Hold

  • Log in to My Account with your MacEwan user name and password
  • Click the “Place hold” button beside the item you want to request
  • Choose the campus library where you want to pick the item up
  • Once the request is made, the first available copy will be sent to the library you selected for pickup. Some DVDs and CDs in non-MacEwan collections may be unavailable for loan to MacEwan students
  • You’ll receive an email when your item arrives – pick it up within 5 days!
  • TAL members will need to place holds using the NEOS catalogue https://catalogue.library.ualberta.ca/

Textbook Collection

The Textbook Collection is intended to make most required course textbooks available for students to borrow. The library has purchased 1 copy of each textbook, for classes with a minimum enrolment of 20 students, and a purchase cost of $50 or more. Multiple copies have been purchased for large classes. The Library will consider requests for textbooks that fall outside of these parameters. Textbooks are on reserve and available for a 2 hour loan period during the day. Textbooks may go out overnight at 8:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 4:00 p.m. Friday-Sunday, and must be returned within 1 hour of the library opening the next day.

Textbooks are available at the Library Borrower Services Desk. Students should know the title of the textbook they wish to borrow. A list of your textbooks is available through the MacEwan Bookstore website http://macewanbookstore.com/courselistbuilder.aspx 

Questions about this service? E-mail collections@macewan.ca

Returns

Most materials can be returned to any MacEwan or NEOS library book return. Reserve collection items, interlibrary loans, and AV equipment must be returned to the service desk that they were borrowed from.