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How to borrow materials and equipment from the NC Libraries, 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.






Varies / No renewal

$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**

Borrow from ncLibraries

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 Niagara College Libraries' Catalogue click here to search: ncLibraries .

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


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.

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 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.

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

Borrow Equipment

ncLibraries offer a variety of multimedia equipment for loan to faculty, staff and students.


Some of the multimedia equipment available for loan include:

  • LCD projectors
  • Digital Cameras – DSLR
  • Video Cameras
  • Digital Voice Recorders
  • Wireless Presentation Clicker
  • Go Pro Cameras
  • Tripods
  • Portable Screens
  • Cables, Cords, Speakers, and other computer periphery
  • iPad class set (faculty only)

While we do have lots of equipment to offer, we do 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.

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:

** ncLibraries will soon me moving to Alma Primo that will give you a new and improved library catalogue and database searching experience. This will align us with many other Colleges in Ontario to better serve our College community. As a result of this improvement, we will no longer be part of LiNC. If you have any questions, please contact us at library@niagaracollege.ca. 

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.

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 or use our Library Chat

Borrow from Brock University

‚ÄčncLibraries and Brock University Libraries

As of Fall 2008, there is a reciprocal borrowing agreement in place for books only.

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/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 2 weeks per book
  • Renew each item once for another two weeks
  • Pay 25 cents/day for an overdue book.
  • Return the book in-person to either of the Campus Libraries

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