General Information

Hours of operation

Regular hours of operation - College term

Monday to Thursday - 8:15 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Friday 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Sunday Closed

Borrowing privileges

All students, faculty, and staff of Caronport High School and Briercrest College and Seminary (including distance learning students) have library borrowing privileges. Caronport residents and residents from vicinities surrounding Caronport may apply for borrowing privileges at the library circulation desk. There is no charge for this service. Other individuals who would like to borrow items from our library are encouraged to use their local, regional, or school library for ILL access. Please note that all borrowers are responsible for keeping their contact information current.

Loan periods

  • College, High school students and community members - two weeks
  • Seminary and distance learning students - three weeks
  • Faculty two months
  • Audio cassette and compact disc recordings -  two weeks (everyone)
  • Videos - one week (everyone)

Renewals

Renewals are for two weeks for all patrons (videos are one week). Items may be renewed up to three times. All books are subject to a 24 hour recall.

Check-out limit

A maximum of fifteen items may be checked out at any time by on-campus students (17 items for seminary students). Community members and distance learning students have a limit of ten items at a time.

Circulation restrictions

The following collections do not circulate: periodicals, fiche/microfilm, vertical/missions files, and reference material.

Fines

Overdue items

Each overdue item is charged $0.25 per day up to a maximum of $10.00 per item. Our fines are modest, as typical fine rates at academic libraries range from $0.50 to $1.00 per day. Borrowers are allowed to owe up to $10.00 in fines before further borrowing is put on hold.

Students with unpaid fines of $5.00 or more will face an additional charge of $5.00 at the end of each month, and this amount will be transferred to their student account at the finance office.

Fines may be paid by cash or cheque at the circulation desk.

Lost books

Borrowers are held financially responsible for all items checked out with their ID card. Any books lost or damaged must be paid for through a charge based on the replacement cost of the book plus an additional service charge of $20 and any outstanding fines.

Rules and guidelines for library users

Food and drink:

In the effort to conserve library materials and maintain a clean library environment, food and snacks are not allowed in the library. Drinks are permitted in sealed containers.

Library furniture

The library has quite a number of comfortable tub chairs, carrels, and tables to study at. Please help us preserve our furniture by not moving it around the library. Feel free to put your feet up on the coffee tables, but please remove your shoes first.

Conversation

The library is meant to be a place conducive to both group and individual study/research. Please respect the study needs of other library users.

Borrowed items

Library users are responsible for all items checked out with their ID card.

Use of Library Cards

Use of another patron's card is not allowed. Only the person to whom the card belongs may use the card. Patrons must present their library card to borrow--no card, no books.

Theft

Unauthorized removal of items from the library will result in a $25 fine per item in addition to replacement costs.

Contact information

For more information about Archibald Library resources and services, please refer to the following phone numbers and addresses:

Circulation desk: (306) 756-3252/3248

Library director: (306) 756-3262

Email: library@briercrest.ca

Address:
Archibald Library
Briercrest College and Seminary
510 College Drive
Caronport, SK S0H 0S0

It was [at Briercrest] that my faith changed from an organized set of beliefs to a realization that there is a God and He is good and worthy of our life.
Luke Rafuse (College)