The UFV Library will send materials from its collections to eligible students at a distance at no cost to the student. Requests for items may be placed using the forms below (for fastest service), or by phone, fax, or mail.

Am I Eligible for This Service?

Students at a distance are defined as those students who are:

  • enrolled only in UFV courses that do not meet regularly (i.e., at least weekly) on one of our major campuses (Abbotsford or Chilliwack); AND
  • physically unable to come to a UFV campus library because of distance or disability.

Students who are able to come to campus are required to locate and sign out library materials in person.

How to Request Items:

Items held by the UFV Library

Items not held by the UFV Library
(Interlibrary Loan)


Loan Periods and Delivery Methods (effective August 25, 2014)



UFV Books, Government Documents

UFV Videos

UFV Journal Articles

Loan Period 4 weeks, including mailing time 10 days, including mailing time Not applicable; students keep articles
Renewals May self-renew 2 times online May self-renew 2 times online Not applicable
Overdue Fines $.50/day; $2.00 per day if recalled $1.00/day Not applicable
Delivery Method

Canada Post "Library Book Rate;" a prepaid book rate return mail label is provided. Delivery is restricted to within Canada

By courier to an address (no post office boxes); location must be served by Purolator Couriers

Canada Post (fax delivery may be arranged upon request); photocopied articles do not need to be returned. Delivery not restricted to within Canada

Hope Centre: the UFV courier service delivers to and picks up from the Hope Centre on Thursdays only.
Photocopying Up to 10% or 1 Chapter Not applicable Staff will photocopy single articles from UFV journals, or up to 10% of a single issue
Not Available for Loan Heritage Collection, Reserve Readings, Reference Not applicable Entire issues of a journal; articles available from full-text databases to which UFV subscribes



Items are self-renewed online.  To renew items, connect to My Library Account.

If you do not have your Library PIN or you have forgotten it, you can access it by going to My Library Account, clicking on "Don't know your PIN" and entering your UFV ID number. Your PIN will be emailed to your UFV email account. Or, you can contact the library for assistance.

Always read the renewal screen carefully and note the new due dates.  The format for due dates is day/month/year (Due: 13/7/2014). Note that renewals are subject to recall: if your item is recalled by another user, you may have to bring it back sooner than the original renewal date displayed.

If renewal limits have been reached or the item is on hold for another patron, you will see a message "Item may not be renewed."  In the case of renewal limits being reached, you may return the item to the library and renew in person at the circulation desk.

Course Reserves and Interlibrary Loans may not be renewed.

Revised July 21, 2014 bp

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