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Your current BCIT Staff ID card entitles you to library borrowing privileges at all campus.

If you do not have a BCIT Staff ID card, you can obtain one from the Security Office. Cards are not transferable and it is your responsibility to notify the Library and Security of a lost or stolen card. Borrowers are responsible for all materials and equipment charged to their card. This responsibility includes proper care and control of items in their possession, and return of materials on or before the due date or established recall date.

Loan periods & restrictions

Items Loan period
Books, pamphlets & maps in the general collection 4 weeks
Calendars, Maps & Annual Reports 2 days
Reserve items 3 hours to 7 days
Videos in-house use only to 7 days

Maximum of 25 items, only 5 of which can be videos, may be checked out at one time.

Items for library use only

Reference material, government documents, periodicals, newspapers, some maps.


Library materials can be renewed twice providing no requests have been placed on the items.  Sign in to Your Library Account to renew online.

Reserve materials and Interlibrary Loans are non-renewable.


Requests may be placed on circulating items, other than reserve material and videos. You will be advised when your request is available by e-mail or telephone.

Items will be held for 7 days. Cardholders can place up to five requests at one time on items that are out on loan. Requests may be placed directly through the library catalogue, or be brought to the Service Desk where staff will provide assistance.

View Your Library Account to check the status of requests.


It may be necessary to recall high demand items on a 4 week loan. You are assured a loan period of at least 2 weeks. If required, a recall notice will be sent, with the new due date.

Return of material

Material should be returned to the book return slot adjacent to the Service Desk at Burnaby or, after library hours, to one of the outside book drops. Material may be returned to any BCIT Campus library. Similar arrangements are available at BMC and ATC. Material may also be returned to the drop boxes located at AIC and DTC.

Overdue material

You will be invoiced for the full replacement cost of material overdue for a period of 30 days or more. A processing fee of $20.00 will be added to the replacement cost. Suspension of borrowing privileges commence as soon as material is overdue.

Lost or damaged material

In the event that material is lost or returned damaged, the full replacement value, together with a processing fee of $20.00, will be due and payable to the library.

Intercampus loans

Material from other BCIT Libraries can be sent to the Library of your choice for pick-up including AIC and DTC.  Place a hold on the item you want and choose your pick-up location.