HPU faculty, staff and students may borrow circulating materials from the University Libraries upon presentation of a valid HPU ID card (UniCard). All patrons are subject to the Circulating Materials Policy of the HPU Libraries and are responsible for the materials borrowed from the University Libraries until they are returned.  Patrons are also responsible for any fines and fees incurred for late, lost or damaged materials.  Reference books are non-circulating.

Loan Periods


  • Students: 56 days
  • Staff: 56 days
  • Faculty: End of current semester
  • ELS*: 24 days

*Up to five (5) items may be borrowed per patron. Due date will be two (2) days before the last day of the current ELS session. Student may only borrow from the ELL collection unless student has been conditionally admitted to HPU (Proof of letter required).

Popular Reading (McNaughton) Collection 

  • All borrowers: 14 days


  • Students and Staff: 7 days
  • Faculty: 14 days 

Per instructor guidelines

Magazines, Newspapers, Reference 
Library use only

All items are subject to recall at any time.


Fines & Fees

The Libraries send overdue notices on the 7th, 14th, and 21st days after an item’s due date. These notices are a courtesy and failure to receive such notices will not be considered grounds for the cancellation of fines. Items more than three (3) weeks overdue will be considered lost and replacement fees assessed. Replacement fees consist of an $80.00 replacement cost, plus a non-refundable $15.00 overdue fee.  Reserve, Media, and Interlibrary Loan materials are specialized and will incur fines daily, up to a maximum of $5.00, at which point they will be considered lost and replacement fees assessed. For Interlibrary Loan materials, replacement costs are determined by the lending institution, not the HPU Libraries.


OVERDUE FINES for Reserve materials, reference books and interlibrary loan materials:

$1.00 per item per day (up to a maximum of $5.00 per item)




Replacement cost








Found and Returned

If lost items are found and returned after payment, the replacement cost will be refunded, provided the following criteria are met:

  • Not more than 6 months have passed since the fees were paid
  • The lost item has not been replaced by the Libraries
  • The lost item is in acceptable physical condition


Replacement Copies

Patrons must inquire with Access Services to replace lost or damaged materials before the replacement fees are applied to their University account. The replacement copy must be an exact copy or newer edition of the lost item. Patrons who select this option must accept the risk of the replacement being rejected by the Libraries. Contact Access Services before purchasing the replacement copy to find out whether you are eligible for this option and to get exact publication details. The final decision on the acceptability of an item is at the discretion of the Libraries.

Replacement copies must be approved by a librarian and must meet the following criteria:

  • Same edition or newer
  • Same ISBN number (unless newer edition)
  • Same publisher
  • Same publication year (unless newer edition)
  • Same or similar number of pages, including maps, illustrations, etc.
  • The replacement must be new. 

Processing Fee:

If a replacement copy is accepted the patron will be charged the $15.00 overdue fee only. Once the replacement copy is accepted, it becomes the property of the HPU Libraries and cannot be returned to the patron, even if the original Library copy is found at a later date.


Library Blocks

Library blocks will automatically take effect, suspending further circulation transactions, under the following conditions:

  • Unauthorized removal of materials
  • Overdue materials
  • Outstanding / Unpaid fines or fees

Blocks will be lifted after all overdue materials are returned and fines/fees paid.


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