Patrons and Borrowing Privileges | St. Clair College
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Definition of Patrons

The following patrons may access and borrow library resource materials:

Type of Patron Definition
Student Full-time, part-time, and continuing education students
Faculty/Staff/Retiree Full-time, part-time, retired, and sessional employees
Alumni Graduates from a St. Clair College post-secondary diploma/degree program


It is the responsibility of every student who chooses to borrow from the library to renew or return their materials by the correct due date, to read and respond to library notices through email and mail, and to keep the library informed of their current mailing address. Failure to do so will result in overdue fines.

Students and alumni must present their St. Clair OneCard every time they borrow library materials. Alumni can obtain their card from the Advancement office.

Other persons not defined above (members of the general public) have no borrowing privileges. However, they are welcome to use the Library Resource Centre facility.

Only current post-secondary students and employees of St. Clair College may access online electronic resources remotely.

Loan Periods and Renewals

Loan Periods

Resource Type Loan Period Renewals
Circulating Materials 2 weeks 6
Teacher Course Reserve (TCR) In-library use only 0


Materials from the circulating collection can be renewed a maximum of 6 times, as long as no other library patron reserves that item. Renewals may be done online, by email from a patron's St. Clair College email address, by phone, or in person. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure their items are renewed.

Maximum Number of Items

Students, faculty, and staff may take out a maximum of 25 items total.

Alumni and retirees may take out a maximum of 10 items total.


Teacher Course Reserve

Faculty may place books/audiovisual materials on reserve for student use. Materials in this collection may be used in the library only and must be returned before the Library Resource Centre closes.

Patron Recall

Staff and students may place a book on reserve which is already signed out to another patron so that they may access that material when it becomes available. If there is more than one reservation for a book, patrons receive the book in the order that they placed their reservation.

When a book is on reserve, the student will not be able to renew that item. If that item is overdue, fines will continue to accumulate until the item on reserve is returned.