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Library Services

New Library Policies & Procedures (Updated Dec. 2021)

Library Book Circulation

Checking out (Borrowing) Books:

  • Students may place a hold on books while being logged into the online college library management system.
  • Only active students with no outstanding fines are permitted to borrow books.
  • Students may check out only fiction titles.
  • Students may only read non-fiction books/magazines/periodicals within the library.

Check out (borrowing) Limits:
Students have a maximum limit of ONE checked out fiction title at any given time.

Loan Period extension (renewal):
Students may extend (renew) the loan period for their checked-out book (for another 14-day term) by an in-person visit to the library or by informing the librarian/library staff through email or a phone call 604-939-6633 (extn 263).

Overdue Fines
Students are charged 50 cents per day for overdue books with a maximum ceiling of $40 CAD (missing/lost book cost).

Instructor Reserved Copies
Instructors may place books on reserve for their respective classes. Students may read these reserved copies in the library for a two-hour period.

Checking-in (book returns)

  • Books must be returned to the Coquitlam College library at the main campus (Coquitlam address) while a librarian / library staff is on-duty.
  • In-person check-in of books ensures safety of returned items, possibility of paying overdue fines (if any), as well as instant update of circulation records in the online library system.

Note: If the due date of book return falls on a statutory holiday, students may return the book on the following day

Library Facilities

Internet – The Coquitlam College library has 3 computers available for student projects and research. Additional computers are available in the computer lab. WIFI is available throughout the college.

Printing – The student printer currently only has the option of printing in black & white. The student printer is located outside of Computer Room 2. Student ID cards are used for printing. Students may add money to their student cards (from their credit/debit cards) using the kiosk in front of Room 1.

Student Volunteers – During regular on-site classes, the library accepts up to 8 volunteers each semester as library helpers for shifts after 3pm.

Library Rules

We ask that students respect that the library is a place for studying and that the space be treated as such

  • No food in the library
  • No cellphone calls on speakerphone permitted
  • No playing music
  • No loud talking or shouting

Note: Students are advised not to leave personal belongings (especially valuables like wallets, phones, air pods, laptops etc.) unattended. The library will not be responsible if such items go missing.