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How to borrow materials and equipment from the NC Libraries, as well as other libraries.

Library Account Login

To login into your library account please use the following link: Library Account. Please note that you will need your student number and PIN to sign into your library account. Your PIN is your month and day of birth. For example, if your birthday is July 17 your PIN would be 0717. If you have issues signing into your library account, please contact the library.

Loan Periods and Fines

Here is the loan information on the following materials:





Books (Paperback Fiction, ESL & Children’s Literature)

3 weeks / 1 renewal

$0.25 / day


Magazines / Periodicals

7 days / 1 renewal

$0.25 / day



7 days / 1 renewal

$0.25 / day




$0.50 / hour



Varies / No renewal

$2.00 / hour

N / A

Study Rooms

2 hours / day

N / A

2 hours / day

To renew items go to My Library Account

**Maximum loan limit is 10 items in any combination**

Place Hold

Holds can be placed on items in the catalogue that are owned by ncLibraries or LiNC.

Some items, such as reserves and equipment cannot be placed on hold.  The system will indicate whether a hold was successfully placed on an item or not.

If you would like to book equipment in advance we do ask that you request the date and time you need the equipment by filling out the appropriate form:      Multimedia Booking Form for Students        Multimedia Booking Form for Staff

NOTE: If you are looking for an item not found in the catalogue or an item that is blocked from being put on hold, the library may be able to obtain the item from another library via interlibrary loan.  To submit a request, click here.

Form more information about holds please refer to this page: Placing Holds


Borrow from ncLibraries

The Libraries have a wide variety of materials for you to sign out.  All you need is your student/staff card and a visit to the Library desk to borrow items.

You can sign out books, paperbacks, DVDs, cameras...and more!

Borrowing privileges vary whether you are a full-time student, faculty/staff member, alumni or community user.


Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

**Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation only online material is available.**

For library staff from other colleges, institutions, and universities that wish to borrow material from ncLibraries please use the forms below. Niagara College students, faculty, and staff that wish to borrow material as inter-library loans (ILL) please use the "Colleges or Institutions" form:

If you have any questions please email ills@niagaracollege.ca

Borrow from Public Libraries

The Libraries in Niagara Cooperative (LiNC)

You can use your Niagara College ID card to borrow items from some of our local public libraries or have items from these libraries shipped to Niagara College by placing a hold.

Search the Libraries in Niagara Cooperative to see what is available from our public library partners:

Accessing eBooks

eBooks from all ncLibraries' collection can be read online or downloaded for offline reading. Learn more about our eBook collection in our Get Started guide. 

To download books from EBSCOhost or ProQuest eBook Central, you will need to:

  1. Make an account. Click the following link to set-up an account for ProQuest eBook Central or EBSCOhost.
  2. Depending on the type of device you are using,download Adobe Digital Editions for laptops and PCs and Bluefire Reader for Android and iOS. You can also use the EBSCO eBook app for the EBSCOhost collection on your device.
  3. Download the eBook, pick a loan period (varies), open eBook in chosen platform. 

For more information about downloading eBooks, please watch this video from ProQuest eBook Central or this video from EBSCOhost.


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