Loans Fines Policies

Loan Periods

Circulating Collection – 3 weeks (two renewals allowed).

Non-Circulating Material – Reference Collection, Stone-Campbell Collection and Periodicals


Most items can be renewed twice. What this means is that, if your due date is coming near but you aren’t yet finished with a resource you can contact the librarian. We will ‘renew’ the item, which will give you a new due date 3 weeks from the date of renewal.  If another patron has a hold on the item (wants to take out the item as soon as you return it) it will not renew.

Note, the new due date is NOT 3 weeks from when it was due before, but 3 weeks from the renewal date. To get the longest possible time renew close to your origional due date.

Community User Card

A community user card is available to those members of the community who wish to make use of Alberta Bible College’s Library including borrowing privileges. The charge for this service is $25 per year. Basic contact information must be given so that we can reach you if necessary.


TAL Membership

Want even more access to libraries all across Alberta? If you are a current student of ABC we can provide you (for free!) with a TAL card which will allow you to borrow items from nearly any library within Alberta. Community users must contact their local library to take advantage of this opportunity.



Overdue Fines and Fees

While we hate to do it, the ABC Library does use fines to ensure items are returned in a timely fashion to be used by any other students who might need access to them. Overdue items will be charged 0.50 cents a day, per item.

Do you have overdue fees or are getting email notifications for items you were SURE you returned? Wait a day or two, and then talk with your librarian. Because of the nature of working hours it’s possible that the items weren’t checked in on the date they were returned. The items will be backdated to the last working hours, and any unwarranted fine removed.

Lost or Damaged Resources

Lost or irreparably damaged resources can get VERY pricey. We encourage you to take due care of your library books in order to avoid extensive fines.

Lost Resource $73.50
Book replacement fee $40.00
Billing fee $10.00
Processing fee $10.00
Maximum fine $10.00
GST $3.50
  • Note that billing fee and maximum fine are still owed if a lost resource is returned.
  • Fines and fees are payable to Library staff.
  • Outstanding charges on student accounts will be referred to the Business Office.

Other Library Policies

Eating and Drinking in the Library

Due to the danger of sticky and greasy fingers around our rare and precious books eating is NOT permitted in the Library.

Drinks in sealed containers are allowed.

Quiet Zones

The second floor of the Library is a quiet zone, for whispers only. The exception for this are brief lessons by the librarian on how to find a book.

The main Library floor is a quiet community zone. Talking is allowed, but try to keep it both quiet and brief in consideration of other students trying to study.

What if the Librarian isn’t There?

If the librarian is not present during open Library hours help is still available! Please speak to David Ford, Academic Dean, for any help you may need.