Visit the library to browse and borrow library materials. We look forward to seeing you.
Ways to borrow
Books, DVDs, magazines & journals:
In-person – the library collection is open for in-person access. Come to the library to browse and borrow. Present your Camosun ID to borrow materials.
Online access – many journals and books are available digitally.
Mail or pick-up – arrange to have books, DVDs, magazines and journals sent by mail or ready for pick-up. Complete the following form(s):
Laptops & mobile hotspots:
In-person - there are a limited number of laptops available for drop-in use. Visit the library services desk and present your Camosun ID to borrow a laptop for drop-in use.
Online request – borrow a laptop for 4 hours or for 1 semester. Borrow a mobile hotspot for 1 semester. Use the form(s) below to request a laptop and/or a mobile hotspot. Pick-up will be at your chosen library.
- laptop at Interurban – 4 hour loan
- laptop at Lansdowne – 4 hour loan
- laptop – semester loan (new requests for fall 2021 will be placed on a waitlist)
- mobile hotspot – semester loan
Textbook reserves & kits
In-person – at Lansdowne library, visit the reserves room to locate the textbook reserve or kit and present your student ID to borrow. At Interurban library, visit the services desk, request the textbook reserve or kit and present your student ID to borrow.
The library will request books and journal articles not available in Camosun library's print or online collection from other libraries. There is a limit of 10 requests per student each semester. This service is available to registered students, faculty and staff. Loan periods, limits and fines are determined by the lending library.
- request an article (2 to 3 days to be available, on average)
- request a book (up to 2 weeks to be available)
Information for institutional borrowers.
Borrowing from other libraries
Camosun students and faculty are entitled to a reciprocal service at other BC college and university libraries, upon presentation of a valid Camosun ID. Additional identification may be required for borrowing. Contact the participating library to find out about their borrowing policies.
If you think the library has made an error or if you have a special situation that made it difficult for you to return or renew materials, you may submit an appeal by completing this form.
If you are not satisfied with the decision of the committee, restate your case in a letter addressed to Sybil Harrison, Director of Learning Services.