Frequently Asked Questions
What services are available for external borrowers (Island Community)?
Holland College is pleased to offer circulation services (excluding interlibrary loan) to members of the Island community who are not enrolled students or staff.
In order to borrow from our collections, you will need to register at one of our resource centres and present some valid identification. If you wish, you can download our registration form here and bring it with you when you make your first visit. Once registered, you will receive a borrower card with a 14-digit barcode number. You can use this barcode number to make requests in our online catalogue or to request online renewals of items you have borrowed.
You may borrow up to six items at a time from us, and you may renew your loans up to five times, provided there are no pending requests for the items. If a student or staff member requests materials signed out to you, however, we reserve the right to recall those items before their due date. You should also know that, although we do not charge late fees for overdue items, you will be charged for replacement of any materials that are lost or damaged. Holland College may also decline to lend materials to users who are perpetually in arrears or who do not respect the terms of loan.
Internet access and online databases
Members of the Island community are welcome to use the library public computers for Internet access as well as for searching our subscription research databases. Please check with library staff about logging you in to one of the computers in the library. Because of our license agreements, only currently enrolled Holland College students and staff can access the subscription databases from off-campus or at home.