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Borrowing Terms of Use

Eligibility to Borrow

  • All RRC Polytech students, staff, and faculty, both on and off campus
  • Alumni Association members with a Premium Alumni card (Associate Member)
  • RRC Polytech Board of Governor’s members (Associate Member)
  • Heritage Club members - Retired College staff (Associate Member)
  • Community members - People with a Canadian address
  • Reciprocal members - Current students and staff of the University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg, Booth University College, Providence College, Assiniboine Community College, and the University College of the North. A valid institution card is required.


In order to borrow materials, RRC Polytech students, staff and associate members must have a valid college photo ID card, issued from the Student Service Centre. Other borrowers are required to fill in a Patron Association Form and have current identification at one of the RRC Polytech Library locations.  A borrowing card will be issued.  

Please note: Patrons who are not current RRC Polytech students or staff have limited access to library materials and services; only physical books and journals may be borrowed. 

Loan Periods

  Students Staff Associate Staff Community Borrower Reciprocal Associate Borrower (Alumni, Heritage Group, Board of Governors)
Books 28 days with 3 renewals 28 days with 1 renewal
Journals 7 days with 1 renewal
DVDs 7 days with 2 renewals  7 days with 1 renewal No loan
Reserve Items 2 hours, 24 hours, 3 days, no renewals No loan
Interlibrary Loan Materials Varies. Determined by the lending library. No loan
Maximum Number of Loans 30 items 10 items

Automatic Renewals – are enabled for RRC staff and students. Books and journals will automatically renew on the due date until the limit for renewals is reached.

Items with requests cannot be renewed and may be recalled before the due date. Patrons will receive an email if their item is recalled.


Library borrowers are responsible for any loss or damage to materials borrowed on their card. 

Failure to return items or to pay replacement costs for lost items will result in suspension of library privileges. Grades, certificates and transcripts will be withheld by the Registrar until Library accounts are settled. 

Late fines are charged only for reserve items, overdue requested items, and Interlibrary Loans. See the rates below. 

Fines (per item)

  • Overdue Reserve (2 hour loan)................................$5.00 per hour
  • Overdue Reserve (24 hour).......................................$1.00 per hour
  • Overdue Reserve (3 day loan)....................$5.00 per day
  • Overdue requested items..............................$1.00 per day
  • Overdue Interlibrary Loan materials..........................$5.00 per day

Maximum fine: $25.00 per item for Red River College Polytechnic materials. (Excludes Interlibrary Loan items)


Renewals are allowed for all materials provided there is no request on the item. Reserve items cannot be renewed. Renewals may not be available for material received on Interlibrary Loan. 


A request may be placed on an item that is out on loan, or available in the library. Requests can be picked up, mailed, or limited amounts can be digitized and sent by email. You will be contacted when the item becomes available. 


To protect the privacy rights of Library users, information regarding individual borrowers may not be disclosed.