Julien Couture Resource Centre (JCRC) Loan Policies
Students, faculty, staff and visiting scholars may borrow documents. You will need to have a JCRC account created in order to borrow materials. Privileges vary according to borrower category.
Professors (Full and Part-time) - Session (loan period, subject to recalls), 50 items, 2 renewals
Visiting Scholars - 28 days (loan period, subject to recalls), 10 items, 5 renewals
Bilingualism Studies (BIL) Students - 28 days (loan period, subject to recalls), 20 items, 10 renewals
Second Language Teaching (DLS) & Linguistics Students - 28 days (loan period, subject to recalls), 10 items, 10 renewals
Translation Students - 28 days (loan period, subject to recalls), 5 items, 10 renewals
English as a Second Language (ESL) & Français langue seconde (FLS) Students -Credit courses - 7 days (loan period, subject to recalls), 2 items, 10 renewals
English Intensive Program (EIP) & Programme intensif de français (PIF) Students - Intensive Programs - 7 days (loan period, subject to recalls), 2 items, 5 renewals
Staff - 7 days (loan period, subject to recalls), 5 items, 10 renewals
OTHERS - Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about getting an account.
Log in to your account to renew your items.
You can renew your items for the same period as the initial loan period. The new due date is calculated from the renewal date and not from the original due date.
Books can be renewed as long as:
Maximum fines under which renewals are allowed:
Courtesy notices are sent when an item is:
Students, faculty and staff: Notices are sent by default to your @uottawa.ca address. N.B.: If you provided a different email address upon your registration with the Centre, all notices will be sent to that address.
You are responsible for returning materials by the due date even if you fail to receive notice. Overdue fees will be applied for late returns.
All materials should be returned by the due date in order to avoid fines. See our rules on overdue materials (see below for details).
To check the due date for an item, Log in to your account.
When the Centre is open, you can return your items at the Reception desk or leave them in the return chute at the Centre’s main entrance.
After closing, items may be placed in the return chute at the Centre’s main entrance.
Registered users can use the catalogue to place a hold on:
Click on Place Hold in the menu on the right hand side, and then enter your information. The book you have requested will be held for you for 2 days at the Reception desk of the Centre. Note that your request may be cancelled if a faculty member requests that we put the book aside for a course.
An item can be recalled when another user requests it and it is on extended loan, or overdue. If you have an item for an extended period and are planning to leave the region, make the necessary preparations to be able to respond to any recall during your absence.
Fines for recalled items are $2.00/day/item.
Your borrowing privileges will be suspended if there are outstanding charges on your account:
Students: In order to graduate, or receive marks or transcripts, you must not have any outstanding charges. Unpaid accounts may be referred to a collection agency.
Rules on overdue and damaged materials
The following rules apply to overdue and unreturned Resource Centre materials.
*Fees are doubled ($2.00) when a user refuses to return an overdue reserve item.
**Fees are doubled ($4.00) for recalled DVDs, and Games.
Overdue Fine Calculations
Lost or damaged items
Long overdue fees
Fines on an item accumulate until it is declared lost, and lost item fees are charged. If you return an item after paying lost item fees on it, you are reimbursed for overdue fees, calculated from the item's due date to the day you returned the item.
Theft and vandalism
Anyone who damages documents or tries to remove documents from the Centre without authorization is subject to penalties including suspension or withdrawal of borrowing privileges and replacement or repair costs.
If you disagree with a penalty, you may appeal in writing to: Paco Lalovic, CRJC/RCJC Documentalist at email@example.com.