Sanctions and Appeals

Changes to Library services during the COVID-19 lockdown.


Borrowing privileges (including checking out, renewing, and placing holds) will be suspended under any one of the following circumstances:

  • A student, faculty or staff member owes over $10.00.
  • An external borrower has any unpaid fines or replacement charges outstanding.
  • A patron is delinquent in the return of Interlibrary Loan materials.

Library borrowing privileges may also be suspended for failing to follow Library Regulations. For example:

  • Removal of material from the library without respecting proper borrowing procedures.
  • Mutilation or destruction of library materials.
  • Willful misplacement of library materials.
  • Marking or underlining library materials.

In these cases, at the discretion of the University Librarian privileges may be reinstated after a fee of $50.00 has been imposed and paid.


Library Services Desk staff make every attempt to be fair. Overdue fines or replacement charges may be appealed, in writing, to progressively higher levels:

The decision of the Senate Library Committee is final.

Content last reviewed: May 14, 2019