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How to borrow materials and equipment from the Library and Learning Commons, as well as other libraries.

Loan Periods and Fines

Here is the loan information on the following materials. Any overdue fine is calculated per item and per hour.

* Maximum loan limit is 10 items in any combination * 

To renew items go to My Library Account (Select "Niagara College Staff and Students")

Borrower is responsible to return overdue items. If item(s) are not returned they are considered lost and the full replacement cost of lost, stolen or damaged library materials, including equipment, is added to the borrower's financial record.


Fines are only charged for Equipment at a rate of $2.00 per hour, per item.

Fines are also charged for Course Reserves at a rate of $0.50 per hour, per item.

Responsibility for Lost, Stolen, or Damaged Materials:

Borrowers are responsible for the full replacement cost of any library materials, including equipment, that are lost, stolen, or damaged.

Renewing Items:

To renew your library items, use your library account. Please sign in using your Niagara College Staff or Student Brightspace Username and Password.

Contact Information:

If you need assistance, you can contact Libraries and Learning Commons at the following numbers:

          For Welland Campus: 905-735-2211 x7767

          For Daniel J. Patterson Campus: 905-735-2211 x4413

Paying Fines

At Niagara College and Libraries & Learning Commons, online payments are conveniently accessible anytime, anywhere. Simply have your student number and a valid Visa, Visa Debit, MasterCard, Debit MasterCard, or American Express credit card ready.

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Here's how it works:

1. Click the "Pay Now" button above to initiate the online payment process. 

2. Enter your name, and student number, and select "Fines/Lost Item Charge" by typing "Yes" in the appropriate field. Specify the payment amount and click "Make Payment." If the amount differs from the full amount of the fine, input the amount and proceed with the payment. Note: If your outstanding balance exceeds $10.00, certain services may be restricted.

3. Verify the payment amount by completing the Billing Address Information and Payment Information fields in the provided form. Then, click "Submit Payment."

4. Upon successful payment, you'll receive an email confirmation along with a Payment Receipt from Niagara College via no-reply@bambora.com.

*** If you do not have a credit card just let the library staff know and we can add the charge to your student's account at the college level. You can reconcile your charge at the Student Accounts Office.  ***

Please ensure that you carefully follow these tips to ensure the smooth processing of your payment:

1) Verify that your address is up-to-date and matches the one stored in MYNC / Niagara College records.
2) Type your address all on one line.
3) Select the appropriate payment field for your transaction.
4) Ensure you are using a non-expired credit card.
5) Double-check that you have accurately entered all the necessary digits, expiry date, and CVV of your credit card. (Providing incorrect information may result in payment being declined.)


Alternative Payment Options: Canadian Issued Bank Account

You may pay via online or telephone banking (bill payment), or in person at a branch of your bank or financial institution.

  • To set up bill payment please use Niagara College or Niagara College Tuition.
  • Do not select Niagara College Welland or Niagara College NOTL as these are used by the residences.
  • Use your 7 digit Niagara College student ID as the account #.
  • Please allow sufficient time for payment to reach Niagara College by the due date (approximately 1 to 3 business days).


Borrow from Libraries and Learning Commons

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

You can sign out books, fiction, DVDs, cameras, and more!

To access the Catalogue click here to search: Libraries and Learning Commons .

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


Place Requests

Requests can be placed on items in the catalogue that are owned by Libraries and Learning Commons. Please follow these instructions to place a request.

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

If you would like to book equipment in advance, we ask that you request the date and time you need the equipment by filling out the appropriate form:

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 inter-library loan. To submit a request, click here.

Borrow Equipment

Libraries and Learning Commons offer a variety of Multimedia Equipment for loan to faculty, staff and students.

Some of the Multimedia Equipment available for loan include:

  • LCD / LED projectors
  • Digital Cameras – DSLR
  • Video Cameras
  • Digital Voice Recorders
  • Wireless Presentation Clicker
  • Go Pro Cameras and accessories
  • Tripods
  • Portable Screens
  • Cables, charge cords, speakers, and other various adapters
  • DPS Kits (ECE Students, Welland Campus)
  • iPad class set (faculty only)

While we have lots of equipment to offer, we ask that you book in advance of the date and time you need the equipment, to avoid potential disappointment.

Please view the following forms to book the equipment you would like to use. If you are alumni or a community member, please email library@niagaracollege.ca with your questions.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

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 Brock University

‚ÄčLibraries and Learning Commons and Brock University Libraries

There is a reciprocal borrowing agreement in place for only books.

For Niagara College Students and Staff

  • Niagara College students must register in person at Brock and present their student card with photo ID.
  • Borrow a maximum of 15 books, for a loan period of 2 weeks per book
  • Renew each item once for another two weeks
  • Pay 50 cents per item per day for an overdue book.
  • Return the book in-person to Brock

Brock's Reciprocal Borrowing Policy can be found at Borrowing - James A. Gibson Library

Niagara College students also have electronic access to Brock University's unrestricted databases, available at Open Access Databases

For Brock University Students and Staff:

Brock faculty, staff, and students are entitled to borrowing privileges at Niagara College under the following conditions:

  • users must register in-person and present a Brock student or staff card along with an additional piece of photo ID.
  • users must re-register on a yearly basis in order to make sure contact information is current.
  • Borrow a maximum of 5 books, for a loan period of 3 weeks per book
  • Renew each item once for another three weeks
  • Return the book in-person to either of the campus libraries

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