Distance Students

Distance Students

Whether you are off-campus locally or for an extended period of time, our goal is to support you in your academic studies with a number of services. Each time you contact us, please identify yourself as an extended learning student and give your name, library barcode number, course number, mailing address, and telephone number. That will ensure that we can reply to you more easily. Since provision of resources (books and/or journal articles) to extended learning students is often dependent upon the mail, you must plan ahead.

Library Cards
My Library Account
Loan Periods
Renewals
Returns
Fines
Tips for searching the collection
Research Assistance
Remote Access to E-resources
Delivery of Materials
Suggest a Purchase
Searching the collection remotely

How to find Books

As an extended learning student you are encouraged to become familiar with the library resources, whether academic, public, or special, within your own community. You can use our online Library Catalogue to help you find the titles & authors of items you would find useful. You can then take this information to your local library and, if they do not have the items, you can ask them to try to borrow the material from somewhere closer to your residence.

However, your local library facilities may not provide access to the services and/or resources that you need for your course requirements, so we are naturally your next source.

Our library catalogue is freely searchable from any computer with an Internet connection. Use it to locate books, e-books, videos, kits, pamphlets, etc. that would be useful for your paper.

Put the following information into an e-mail and send it to Library@BoothUC.ca:

  • author, title and call number of any item(s) you would like sent
  • your name, library barcode number, course title and shipping address
  • shipping times depend on Canada post, but average 2-7 days.
  • Items are ordered and shipped Monday-Friday only

How to find Journal articles

Click here to be taken to a list of all of the databases available to our students. You will need to enter your 14 digit library card and password when prompted. Please check this troubleshooting page if you have need help accessing these electronic services or have forgotten your password. If that doesn’t answer your questions or if you have forgotten your password, contact us via our feedback form.

Online full-text journals can be accessed through searching the database and clicking the results.

If an article is not available online, you can request a scanned copy of the article to be sent to you.

  • Click on the Inter-library loan link on the library’s website or from the “Request this item” link from within a database.  
  • Fill in the form that appears with your name and contact information.
  • There may be a charge for the item. You will be notified of any costs involved before we order the item.  Students must pre-pay if any charges apply.
  • Articles are delivered electronically to your e-mail.
  • Average turnaround time is 1-3 business days.
Library Cards

Your libary card is needed to verify that you are a Booth/CFOT student and to access resources outside of the main campus. If you don’t already have a card or have lost yours, please contact the library at library@BoothUC.ca or via our form. There is a $5.00 replacement cost for paper cards and a $25.00 replacement fee for plastic student ID cards.

My Library Account

Login to My Library Account from the Library website to see what you have checked out, renew items, view holds and requests, check to see if you have any overdue materials and fines, etc. You will need your 14 digit library barcode and password to access your account. If you don’t have a library card, click here. If you don’t know how to create a password/Pin, click here for instructions.

Notifications

The Library will notify students via the email on file.

Library notices would include:

  • courtesy reminder of materials that will be due in three days
  • overdue materials or fines
  • reminder of the last day to return Library materials (i.e. last day of the semester)
Loan Periods
Extended learning students may borrow up to 6 physical items per course they are taking. Since the library may pay a fee for electronic items, there is a limit of 5 requests per day, up to a limit of 20 items per course.
Books, CDs and Kits 8 weeks. 1 renewal
Videos and DVDs Library use only while on campus
Reference Books , Current journals Library use only while on campus
Course Reserve Material Library use only while on campus Loan periods vary:
2 hours, 24 hours, 3 days and 1 week.
Delivery of Materials

Distance delivery is available for students currently taking a course through Booth or the CFOT who live an hour or more outside of Winnipeg. Extended learning students who live within Winnipeg area are expected to borrow books and photocopy articles in person at the College.

Articles, book chapters, select pages (Electronic format): Fax is available, but our preference is to email PDFs. Limiit of 5 requests per day; 20 items per course.

Search the journal databases and library catalogue to see what we have. Click the “Request this item” link in the databases to have an article/chapter sent to you

Physical (non-electronic) items: Physical items can be mailed only within Canada. Limit of 6 items per course.

Telephone : 204-924-5602 – Walter Ritchie

Renewals

Students can renew their materials once for an additional 8 week period:

  • Online – See instructions below. Contact library staff if you have forgotten your password.
  • Reply to an automated e-mail reminder sent by the library
  • Telephone – 204-924-4858

You are responsible to return or renew your loans by the date they are due. We encourage you to renew your books a day or two ahead of time since the online system will not let you renew items that have become overdue. Also, you cannot renew items that have been placed on hold by another borrower. This way, you have enough time to return the items if necessary.

A block will be placed on the Registrar’s files for students who have overdue materials that are on hold or booked for other patrons and who have not responded to the library’s attempts at retrieving the material.

How to Renew Online

  1. Click on Your Account
  2. Enter your 14 digit barcode found on the front of your library card
  3. Enter your PIN (password) & click on Submit
  4. If you do not have a PIN, leave that space blank. Click on Submit and you will be asked to create one (4-8 digits)
  5. Click in the box to the left of each title you’re renewing and then Renew Selected Items or click Renew All.

You are responsible to return or renew your loans by the date they are due. We encourage you to renew your books a day or two ahead of time since the online system will not let you renew items that have become overdue. Also, you cannot renew items that have been placed on hold by another borrower. This way, you have enough time to return the items if necessary.

Returns
  • The books will be sent directly to you. Keep the original packaging and the enclosed postage-paid return slip. When you are finished with them, repack them in the container and attach the return slip to the front. You will be responsible for mailing them back in time. Packages postmarked before the due date will not be assessed fines.
  • Journal articles will be photocopied or e-mailed; you do not need to return these.

End of Semester Returns
If materials are not returned by the final day of the semester, the Library will issue a replacement bill in addition to any fines that may have accrued. Students will not be issued their grades or transcripts and will not be able to re-register until outstanding material has been returned or paid for.

Fines
Books, CDs, DVDs, videos 50¢ per day per item to a max. of $15.00 per item.
Course Reserves 25¢ per hour per item to a max. of $15.00 per item.
  • Patrons with fines over $20.00 lose borrowing privileges until all fines are paid in full.
  • All library cards expire on June 30. Users with outstanding fines will not be allowed to renew their cards until all fines are paid in full.
  • Students with outstanding fines may not be allowed to write final exams, qualify for awards, or graduate until all fines are paid in full. This includes amounts owed to our partner libraries.

Replacement Fees

Sometimes bad things happen to good books! If material is lost or damaged, the Library will charge the patron a replacement fee. There are no exceptions to exempt any library user from this fee.

Books or DVDs will be charged the exact cost for replacing the item + a $10.00 administration fee.

For out-of-print titles, there is a flat fee of $25.00 for trade paperpacks and $55.00 for hardcover titles.

If you locate & purchase the same edition the item in the same condition or better than the lost item, you may bring that in to replace the one that was lost. Often books are available on sites like Amazon, ABH or Bookfinder for less than we would charge.  Staff judgement on the condition of the lost item is final.

These fees may seem high but, in fact, they do not truly reflect the cost to the Library of purchasing another copy and processing it so that it can go on the Library shelves. Many valuable books are no longer in print. The Library would prefer to get all materials back, rather than try to replace them.

Research Assistance

You may get reference help from librarians in the following ways:

  • Chat online with a librarian.
  • Email reference: email your question or fill out the online form and you will be answered within 24 hours.
  • Phone reference: call (204) 924-485
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