Borrow & Renew Books

How to Borrow a Book

Library cards are free to CNC students, faculty, and people age 16 and over, living in the College region. To get a card, just present photo ID and proof of address at the circulation desk. For student privileges, you need to also show your CNC ID card or registration slip.

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Prince George & Quesnel Campuses

Bring your book(s) to the Circulation Desk. The loan period for regular items (from stacks) is 3 weeks. Reserves have shorter loan periods and are kept behind the Circulation Desk.

Other Campuses

Bring your book(s) to the Reception Desk. Staff will record your name and phone number on a book card located at the back of the book, and will file that until the book is returned. When finished, return books to the Reception Desk.

Usually campus staff are available, but if not, you may sign out your own books. Write your name and today’s date on the library card located in the back of the book. Place the card in the card file box. Please return books to the library when they are due.

Borrowing Online Books

Library users can access online books using the library catalogue. To search for online items only, in the search box type the phrase: topic word(s) and electronic resource. You will retrieve records for online items. Click on a title and click on the electronic access link to get to the full text.

If the print item you have located in the catalogue is kept at your home campus, write down the call number and look for it. To borrow items located at another campus, fill out an Interlibrary Loan form and hand it to library staff.

How to Renew a Book

If you need a book for a longer time, you can visit the library at any campus and ask staff to renew it for you, or do it yourself online.

Renewing a Book Online

  1. Go to library home page and click on Classic Catalogue.
  2. Once you are in the catalogue, click on the MY ACCOUNT button at the top
  4. Enter your User ID (14-digit library card number) and PIN number (4-digit number given to you when you got your library card; call us if you forgot it).
  5. Select the items you wish to renew by clicking on the relevant box, or you may select all of them.
  7. Click on the SEARCH/HOME button at the top of the page to return to the Library catalogue search box.
  8. Remember to LOG OUT if you are on a public station.

Renewal limits: you can have up to 4 renewals on regular items (if nobody else has asked for them). There are no renewals on reserve items.