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Information on Library resources and services for: Students | Instructors | Researchers

Faculty & Staff Library Cards

Library privileges are valid for the term of employment.  Your OneCard is your Library card and it must be activated at the circulation desk and re-activated if a contract is extended or renewed.

Full-time Faculty & Staff

  • Employees with contracts for greater than 4 months will be issued a TMU OneCard through the OneCard office.
  • Sessional instructors and Post-doctoral fellows should bring a copy of their contract to the Library when activating their cards.
  • Loans periods depend on individual items borrowed, but generally staff may borrow books for 4 weeks, with 4 renewals. Faculty may borrow books for 120 days with four renewals. 4 reserve items and 6 periodicals/maps may be borrowed at the same time.

Contract/Part-time Faculty & Staff

  • Contract/part-time faculty and staff may apply for a library card at the circulation desk by presenting their OneCard and proof of employment provided by Human Resources.
  • Loan periods depend on individual items borrowed, but generally staff may borrow books for 4 weeks, with 4 renewals. Faculty may borrow books for 120 days with four renewals. 4 reserve items and 6 periodicals/maps may be borrowed at the same time.

Instructors Between Contracts

Research, Graduate and Teaching Assistants

  • Research, graduate and teaching assistants may be issued a Staff OneCard by the OneCard office (depending on contract period).
  • Other research assistants who are paid directly from Faculty Research accounts must apply for library privileges, this RA/TA Library Card Application must be authorized by the hiring faculty member.
  • Loans periods depend on individual items borrowed, but generally books may be borrowed for 4 weeks, with 4 renewals. Graduate/Teaching Assistants who are also graduate students should have the same privileges as Graduate Students (120 days with four renewals). 4 reserve items and 6 periodicals/maps may be borrowed at the same time.

Adjunct Professors

Visiting Scholars/Fellows

  • Library privileges (including Interlibrary Loan) may be granted after completing the Visiting Scholar/Fellow Library Card Application Form
  • Applications must have signed authorization by the Chair/Director of the Department/School.
  • Loan periods depend on individual items borrowed, but generally books may be borrowed for 4 weeks with 4 renewals. 4 reserve items, and 6 periodicals/maps may be borrowed at the same time.