Desks for studying are available on a "first come first serve" basis. Users are asked to keep noise to a minimum in all study areas. Six study rooms are available for group work and may be booked at this link. The rooms may be booked for a maximum of two hours. Should the room not be booked at the end of the two-hour period, users may renew the booking for an additional time period but no longer than two additional hours.
Yes. Redeemer University students and faculty are permitted to use the McMaster University libraries in person and are classified as "Users from other Universities (non-OCUL) / Reciprocal Borrowers." For more, see Other Libraries & ILL. This permits them to access and borrow print resources. They are also permitted to apply for a Guest Internet Account that will allow them to use a McMaster University library computer in person (only) to access many of their electronic resources.
If library materials are neither overdue, nor requested by another borrower, they may be renewed. A maximum of two (2) renewals is allowed per item for students, staff or alumni. One (1) renewal is allowed for community borrowers. Go to your Borrower's Account to renew your own books online.
Yes, but it takes about 20 minutes to warm up. Please consult circulation desk staff at least 20 minutes prior to using the laminator. There is a charge of $2.00 per foot, rounded up to the nearest foot.
A valid Redeemer University College I.D. card (student, staff, faculty or alumni) or a community borrower's card is required to check out books. A community borrower's card is available at no charge from the circulation desk. Community patrons may borrow a maximum of twenty (20) items, alumni a maximum of thirty (30), students fifty (50), faculty and staff, fifty (50). Of these, a maximum of ten (10) may be CD's and five (5) may be videos.
The loan period for books and CDs is three (3) weeks for students, alumni and community borrowers and four (4) months for faculty and staff. The loan period for DVDs is one week. Please respect the due date issued when you check out library materials. Outstanding fines will be charged to your account. Students' marks will be withheld until their accounts are settled.
The Peter Turkstra Library is available to university staff, faculty and students as well as to community borrowers. Established in 1982, the collection has more than 100,000 print books, more than 3 million e-books, thousands of periodical titles (in print and through full-text online databases), 2,250 music CDs and 880 DVDs. The Teacher Education Resource Centre houses curriculum materials to support the teacher education program. Special collections include the 4,000 volume Pascal & Custance Collections devoted to the relation of science and faith, the Netherlandic Collection of theological books in Dutch, and two digitized archival collections related to the history of education -- the Charlotte Mason Digital Collection and the Margaret Eaton School Digital Collection. .
Teacher Education Resource Centre (TERC): This collection contains more than 6,500 curriculum materials to support Redeemer’s teacher education program. These materials may be borrowed by anyone with a valid library card.
Some books and articles on course reading lists are kept on reserve behind the Circulation Desk. They must be requested by course number and title from the library assistant on duty. Only students may borrow reserve items; a valid Redeemer University I.D. card is required. Because of high demand for these items, the loan period is shorter (e.g. 2 hours or 24 hours). A maximum of 3 items may be borrowed at a time (no renewals, no holds, no recalls). For more information about what is on reserve for a particular course, go to the library catalogue (http://redeemer.on.worldcat.org) and click Course Reserves.
If we have an accurate email address for you, you should receive automated emails reminding you of books or items coming due. However, it is the responsibility of library users to keep the library informed of their contact information (especially email address). The non-receipt of library notices does not relieve the borrower from fines or suspension of privileges. Errors or misunderstanding must be reported promptly in order to be considered.
The fine charged for the late return of books, CDs and videos is 50 cents per item, per day, with a maximum of $10 per item. Overdue fines for reserve loans are 5 cents per minute for 2 or 3 hour reserves and $1 per day for longer reserve loan periods. Recalls: $1 per day. Replacement charges: current cost of item including tax, shipping, etc., plus $10 processing fee. An unpaid balance of $20 or more will result in the loss of borrowing privileges.