The following information is for students.

See these pages for:

My Library Account

Sign into My Library with your CapU credentials to:

  • Renew books online
  • Check due date or status 
  • Request holds

Online Resources

Access to online resources is restricted to students, faculty and staff. To access online resources off-campus or through the CapU wireless network, you will need to log in with your CapU credentials. Not sure where to start? Search Discovery from the Library homepage.

Loan Periods 


  • General Collection: 3 weeks; max. 30 items
  • Reserve: varies: 3 hours with no overnights (these must be returned by closing), 3 hours, 1 day, 3 days, 1 week; max. 2 items 


  • Journals & Magazines: 3 weeks; max. 10 items
  • Newspapers: library use only


  • DVDs, Blu-ray discs: 1 week; max. 10 items
    An External DVD/CD drive and a Blu-ray player are available for check-out at the Library Services desk, please see the Library Services desk for details.
  • CDs: 3 weeks; max. 10 items

Holds & Renewals

You can place holds on library materials through Discovery on the Library homepage. A notification will be sent to you when the items are ready to pick up. The Library will keep holds for up to four days.

You can renew books up to two times.  To renew books you can:

  • sign into My Library with your CapU credentials,
  • ask at the Library Services desk, or
  • Contact Us.

Periodicals and Reserves may not be placed on hold or renewed.


There are two return locations:


Items returned when the Library is closed will be checked in as of the previous business day.

Are you on the Sunshine Coast? Deliver library materials to the University's Front Desk at your campus and it will be returned to North Vancouver via interoffice mail.


Capilano University Library does not charge fines for overdue items, except for Reserves and items requested by another library user. If you lose an item, replacement costs will be charged.

Fines and replacement costs can be paid at the Library Services desk by debit or credit card. Contact the Library for more information. 

Failure to return materials or pay replacement costs will result in suspension of library privileges, withholding of official transcripts, and denial of further registration. Contact the Library if you have a hold on your student account due to outstanding Library fines.

  • Recalled items (books, DVDs, CDs, Blu-rays, & other media) - $2/day (maximum $40 per item)
  • Reserve items (1 to 7-day loans) - $2/day (maximum $40 per item)
  • Reserve items (3-hour loans) - $1/hour (maximum $40 per item) 

Lost or Damaged Items

Borrowers will be charged the full retail replacement cost for lost or heavily damaged items. Full replacement cost also applies when part of a set is lost. Where retail costs cannot be determined, there is a minimum charge of $50 for books, DVDs, Blu-Ray and CDs, and $20 for journal issues.

Library Cards

Your current Capilano University student, faculty or staff CapCard ID is your library card. CapCards must be presented by the legitimate cardholder to borrow material. It is the responsibility of each borrower to notify the CapCard Centre of a lost card immediately. Changes of address can be made within your myCapU Account in the update address section.

Community borrowers and alumni: ask at the Library Services desk for a free CapU Library card.