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Accounts

About Library Accounts

By using the library account to borrow items from the library, borrowers agree to be responsible for those items, including replacement charges for lost or damaged items and overdue fines that may arise from returning or renewing the items after the due date.

Part- and Full-time Students from YC (Ayamdigut Campus)

 

Things to know about your library account:

  • Yukon college students have access to a  library account while currently enrolled at Yukon College.
  • All library accounts are created automatically, including accounts for community and distance students. Start and end dates applied to library accounts are determined by the dates indicated in the students’ Banner accounts (course start and end dates).
  • During the summer months (June-August) students with a current student ID proving that they are registered to start classes in the Fall term may purchase a partial Public Patron card for $25.  Other policies related to Public Patrons (see below) apply during this time.

Students in Community Campuses/Distance Students

 

Things to know about your library account:

  • Distance students can use the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Request service to obtain materials from the College Library.
  • Items will be sent to the address indicated in the ILL request form and can be returned to the Whitehorse Ayamdigut Campus by mail or in person.
  • If returned by mail, items must arrive at the library by the due date informed to the borrower. Overdue fines will accrue for items arriving past the due date.

Public Patrons

Members of the public who are permanent residents of the Yukon, and not employees of the College, can purchase a library card, valid for one year, for a fee of $50. Public patrons can borrow up to five items at a time, for 3 weeks; items can be renewed twice if there are no other requests for the item.

Current Yukon government ID, such as a driver’s license, must be shown to prove your identity as a resident of Yukon.

Things to know about your library account:

  • Public Patrons cannot place hold requests.
  • Public Patrons cannot borrow AV equipment.
  • Purchasing a Public Patron card does not include off-campus access to databases.  
  • Yukon residents can request interlibrary loans from the Yukon College Library through their local branch of the Yukon Public Libraries system at no charge. There is a charge for all other interlibrary loans. See the Fees section for more information.

YC Permanent/Term Employees

Please note: Yukon College is not a branch of the Yukon government so “employee” does not refer to Yukon Government employees unless they are also directly employed by Yukon College and possess a Yukon College Employee ID.

Things to know about your library account:

    • Library accounts for College employees, including those in community campuses, will be valid until the termination date of the employee's contract with the College.

    YC Faculty/Staff in Community Campuses

    Things to know about your library account:

    • Faculty/Staff members working from the communities can use the Interlibrary Loan Request form to obtain materials from the College Library.
    • Items will be sent to the address indicated in the ILL request form and can be returned to the Whitehorse Ayamdigut Campus by mail or in person.
    • If returned by mail, items must arrive at the library by the due date informed to the borrower. Overdue fines will accrue for items arriving past the due date.

    YC Sessional Instructors

    Things to know about your library account:

      • Library accounts for sessional instructors will be valid until the termination date of the employee's contract with the College.
      • Sessional Instructors and Adjunct Faculty have the same library privileges of Perm/Term employees.

      Visiting Researchers & Students from other Institutions

      Loan Periods & Renewals

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      Main Collection

      • All Patrons: the loan period for circulating items from the main collection is three weeks for Ayamdigut Campus patrons and four weeks for Community Campus and distance patrons.
      • Faculty can request a longer borrowing period of three months to meet their unique work needs (preparing a course, conducting research, etc.). Requests may be denied if Library Staff believe that making an item unavailable would hinder students’ ability to complete assignments. These items may be subject to recall.
      • Students with a current library account can borrow up to 20 items at a time.
      • Public patrons can borrow up to five items at a time.
      • Faculty and staff can borrow up to 30 items at a time.
      • Distance students & Community patrons: use the Interlibrary Loan request form to borrow books from the Yukon College Library main collection.

      Periodicals and Reference Collection

      • Non-circulating for most patrons.
      • Reference items may be signed out by Faculty for the length of a class when such items are required for classroom instruction
      • Faculty and Staff may borrow periodicals for one week.

      Reserve Collection

      • Loan periods depend on the terms assigned to items by course Instructors.
      • Most Reserve items are in-library use only, meaning patrons cannot leave the library with the item.
      • For more information, see Information on Reserves.
      • (For Faculty) Use the online form to put items on Reserve .

      Renewals

      • Renewals are recommended to avoid overdue fines (see Fees section).
      • If there is a hold request on an item, patrons will be unable to renew the item and must return it as soon as possible.
      • All patrons can renew items up to two times, for a three week term.
      • However, items cannot be renewed past the expiry date of their library account.

      Renewals may be requested several ways:

      • In-person
      • By sending an e-mail to library@yukoncollege.yk.ca at least 30 minutes before the Innovation Commons closes for the day.
      • By telephone 867-668-8870.
      • Or online by using “Sign in” in Worldcat Discovery Search. The credentials are the same used for any Yukon College account. Visiting students and visiting researchers may contact the library to set up a password to access their library accounts remotely.
      Fees

        Fines and replacement costs

        • Library patrons are responsible for items checked out on their account.
        • Any fines generated are also the responsibility of the library patron.
        • Items from the Main Collection (books, DVDs, etc.) that are renewed or returned after the due date will be charged a fine of $1 per day per item. This policy applies to all library patrons.
        • Fines for overdue student laptops are $10 per day; the replacement cost of equipment + a $10 processing fee will apply for laptops and other lost AV items.
        • A fine balance of more than $10 will prohibit a library patron from borrowing materials until the fine is paid. 
        • Yukon College students who have an outstanding fine balance will not be able to graduate, receive transcripts, register for courses, etc.
        • Items overdue for more than 7 weeks will be billed at replacement cost plus $10 processing fee per item.
        • Check-out privileges will be suspended until the items have been returned and all fees paid.
        • Replacement charges must be paid for items that are lost or damaged. The charge will reflect the actual replacement cost plus a $10 processing fee.

        Note to Yukon College Employees (Permanent/Term)

        • An outstanding fine balance greater than $50 for a College employee will result in the withholding of check-out privileges.

        Please note: Yukon College is not a branch of the Yukon government so “employee” does not refer to Yukon Government employees unless they are also directly employed by Yukon College and possess a Yukon College Employee ID.


        Interlibrary Loan Fees

        • Students, staff and faculty may order interlibrary loans free of charge.
        • Public patrons pay $10 per item requested through the interlibrary service. For more information, see our Interlibrary Loan Guidelines.
        Interlibrary loans

        Can’t find what you need at Yukon College Library? Request it here and we’ll bring it in from another Yukon College library.

        Books and/or Articles

        Option 1: Use the Illume to find and request the book that you need. If interested in an article, search for the  journal title and then fill in all the information about the article (volume, issue, year, page numbers). 

        Option 2: Use the Interlibrary Loan Request Form. For articles, enter as much information as possible (article title, journal title, volume, issue, year, page numbers, DOI)

        Option 3: Search WorldCat Discovery . If the item is not found at Yukon College, check the option "Libraries Worldwide" in the column located to the left of the results list. Once you locate the item you would like to request, click on its title and then scroll down the page until you see the "Place an interlibrary loan request" button. Use the button to place your request.

        Requesting YC books from the communities

        Requesting articles from databases

        Before requesting, check the Discovery Search to see if the item you are looking for is available.

        Requesting from the databases

        • Click the "Request this item through interlibrary loan" link.
        • Fill out the resulting form to request the item.

        If article is not indexed on the databases

        Videos or DVDs (instructors only)

        About the Interlibrary Loan Service

        Check our guidelines before requesting ILLs.


        ILL Information for Other Libraries

        This information is intended for external libraries (non-YC) . 

        Loans

        We lend most circulating items from our collection and allow for interlibrary loaning of articles.  Returnable loans (books, videos, etc.) are for four weeks from the date shipped and we will happily renew for two more times unless a hold has been placed on the item.  You are encouraged to verify the availability of items in the Yukon College Library Catalogue

        Items NOT available for interlibrary loan:

        •  Items from the "new" collection, usually published within the year
        • Textbooks
        • Items from the reserve collection
        • Reference books
        • Items from the "archival" collection
        • Periodicals

        Copies

        While we do not lend periodicals, we will provide digital versions of articles.  Copies can be sent by by email or by OCLC Article Exchange. 

        Courier delivery

        We ship by courier with fellow members of the BC ELN Media and academic libraries in Canada.

        Charges

        We do not charge libraries for interlibrary loans.

        For BC libraries, note that an alternative arrangement is in place through our status as a member of the BC Electronic Library Network.

        Placing Requests

        • Our preference is for requests to come through Illume and Worldshare ILL, but we will also accept requests by email.  We do not accept requests by telephone.
        • If you are requesting interlibrary loans using email, please include as much information as possible to ensure the speedy delivery of items.
        • Due to the small number of our library staff, we cannot provide rush service.

        YC Library Information

        YC Library code on Illume: YWC

        OCLC symbol: CN4WZ

        Audiovisual

        Available to Yukon College Students

        • Current Yukon College students can borrow a laptop for a 24-hour period, with a maximum of two renewals. Complete details on laptop use can be found here.

        • Headsets, tripods, voice recorders, and camcorders may be borrowed for a limited time. Contact library staff for more information.

        • Other types of AV equipment may be borrowed on a case-by-case basis, depending on availability and upon instructor's approval. Contact library staff for more information.

        Available to Yukon College Employees

        • Yukon College Library provides a range of audiovisual equipment and adapters for instructors and staff of Yukon College. To know more about the AV Services, check our AV Services page.

           

        Open Educational Resources

        What are Open Educational Resources?

        Open Educational Resources, or OERs, are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others.

        Learn more


        What are Open Access Journals?

        The Open Access (OA) initiative focuses on free access to peer-reviewed research articles, preprints and research data.  

        Northern Review > an open access, peer-reviewed journal published by Yukon College in Whitehorse, Canada, on the traditional territories of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council

        View Open Journals Collections >

        View Journal List

        Copyright Information

        Yukon College applies the principles of Fair Dealing for copies of copyrighted work used for education or research.

        Copyright information for Faculty & Students