Calendar 2001-2002<Academic Services
University library collections are housed in five buildings: the
Scott Library (including the Map Library, Sound and Moving Image
Library, and Archives and Special Collections), Business and Government
Publications Library, Steacie Science Library and the Law Library
on the Keele campus, and the Leslie Frost Library at Glendon.
book collections are growing at the rate of over 40,000 volumes
a year and number more than 2,300,000 volumes. The libraries also
house growing collections of databases, electronic journals, microforms,
maps, films, videos, archives, sound recordings, compact discs etc.,
which bring the total collection to more than 5,000,000 items. Materials
are selected to support the instructional and research programs
of the University. The stacks in each library are open to all members
of the academic community and, under certain circumstances, to the
public. Individual study carrels are available. Reference services
are offered in all University libraries. These include workshops
and instruction in using the collections, electronic resources,
Internet resources, and developing research skills.
on the University libraries' resources, programs and services may
be found via the Library homepage at www.library.yorku.ca.
York University Libraries exist to meet the information needs of
faculty, students and staff at this University. Regulations, as
stated in the Lending Code, are essential to assure fair access
to the Libraries' collections, services and facilities. These regulations
include the designation of specific loan periods, the restriction
on the circulation of certain library materials, the definition
of borrower privileges, and the definition of access to and use
of library services and facilities. Privileges are granted subject
to the continuing adherence to established library regulations.
valid library card must be presented in order to borrow materials
or to obtain other library services. Library cards are not transferable.
The person named on the card is responsible for all library transactions
made with the card.
periods are established to provide reasonable access. Library materials
must be returned on or before the date and/or time due. Notices
are sent when materials are overdue. The non-receipt of overdue
notices does not relieve the borrower from liability.
including the levying of fines, the assessment of charges for the
replacement of library materials, and/or suspension of library privileges
may be applied for failure to adhere to the Lending Code. Enquiries
concerning the application of the Lending Code may be made to the
appropriate Circulation Department. All borrowers may appeal the
application of fines or sanctions.
Lending Code is available in each library and through the library
Web site at http://info.library.yorku.ca/policies/lending.htm.