NSCAD VISUAL RESOURCES COLLECTION
CIRCULATION POLICY (
(Updated 31 August 2016)
The Visual Resources Collection (VRC) was formed over thirty years ago to support teaching, learning and research at NSCAD. Our resources include a media collection of over 2000 feature films, documentaries and artists' videos, and a special collection of 16mm films. The Library's special collections of rare books and artists' books, exhibition catalogues and archives are located in the VRC. The VRC’s collection also includes a selection of music, experimental sound works, spoken word, and lectures.
Faculty, staff and students of
Borrowing priority is always given to
Videos / DVDs
DVDs and videotapes may be borrowed for 48 hours. A limit of 3 titles may be borrowed at one time. Items on reserve may have shorter borrowing periods.
Audio materials may be borrowed for 5 days. Up to 5 audio items may be borrowed at once.
Up to 5 titles from the 16mm collection may be borrowed simultaneously. The films must be returned within 5 days.
Faculty and instructors may put materials on reserve for courses. Instructors who wish to have materials placed on reserve should notify Janice Fralic-Brown ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) at least one week in advance.
Requests to purchase materials may be made by faculty and course instructors. The VRC cannot guarantee that an item will be delivered when needed, so it is highly recommended that requestors ask for materials at least 1 month in advance. Students are welcome to make recommendations, but acquiring course materials is of first priority.
Loans can be renewed in person or by phone (902-494-8182). Renewals are not permitted on overdue items. Items on reserve cannot be renewed.
VRC material is used to support learning and instruction and therefore borrowed materials need to be returned promptly. You will be notified a maximum of three times that you have material overdue.
1st notice: item(s) are overdue and need to be returned right away
2nd notice: VRC borrowing privileges are suspended until materials are returned
3rd notice: replacement cost of the item(s) is charged
After hours, VRC materials can be returned to the front desk in the main library.
Borrowers are responsible for paying the replacement cost for lost items. Video and audio materials can vary widely in price. Borrowing privileges are suspended until the lost item(s) is paid for.