Vaughan Memorial Library, Acadia University : Services : Borrowing from other libraries

By: Vaughan Memorial Library, Acadia University  09-12-2011
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Atlantic Scholarly Information Network (ASIN) and Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement (CURBA)

Acadia University faculty, students and staff have Reciprocal Borrowing Privileges at most Canadian universities. This ground-breaking initiative, negotiated by the four Canadian regional library consortia, provides access to over 90 million volumes and significantly expands the availability of higher education information resources for faculty, students, and staff alike.
Borrowers will be subject to the regulations of the lending library and are expected to return items to the lending site if not within the Atlantic Scholarly Information Network libraries.

ASIN network

Acadia University
Atlantic School of Theology
Dalhousie University
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Mount Allison University
Mount St. Vincent University
Nova Scotia Agriculture College
Nova Scotia College of Art & Design
Saint Mary's University

St. Francis Xavier University
Université de Moncton
Université Ste.-Anne
Cape Breton University
University of King's College
University of New Brunswick-Fredericton
University of New Brunswick-Saint John
University of Prince Edward Island

Most license agreements currently in place accept the principle that walk-in traffic is a natural part of library service. Therefore, in most libraries you visit you will find the electronic resources available to patrons in the library regardless of affiliation. In most instances, remote access from your home or office is limited to the faculty, staff and students of the contracting library.

Materials borrowed using your ASIN/CURBA card from libraries within the ASIN Network may be returned to either the library from which you borrowed them or to the Vaughan Library. If you borrow from another Canadian university library outside the Atlantic region, you will be expected to return items to the lending institution.

If you incur a fine or lose a book charged to your ASIN card, it is your responsibility to follow the regulations of the lending library and settle the matter. Note that you are responsible for following the local regulations and these may differ from those at the Vaughan Library. In order to make the ASIN borrowing card possible, all libraries have agreed to be responsible for charges and fines levied against their users by other participating libraries when these have been incurred in the course of using the ASIN card. This means that an individual from Acadia may have borrowing privileges suspended or other actions taken at the Vaughan Library in order to satisfy a charge or fine incurred on an ASIN card at another institution. As a last resort, the ASIN card will be canceled.

Vaughan Library contact for ASIN
Ann Hennigar
Coordinator, Access Services
(902) 585-1115

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