Library Penalties Appeal Committee

Last updated: January 17, 2024

Standing Committee (Reporting to Senate Library Committee)

Members Conditions Term Expiry Date Name
Chair Elected by and from voting members of the Committee      
Senator As on the Senate Library Committee 2 years May 31, 2025 Danny Leznoff
Senator 2 years May 31, 2025 Cristina Eftenaru
Undergraduate Student 2 years May 31, 2025 Harkirat Singh Walia
Undergraduate Student (Alternate) 2 years May 31, 2024 Anastasiya Zhukova
Graduate Student 2 years May 31, 2025 Kate Elliot
Graduate Student (Alternate) 2 years May 31, 2024  
Head of Access Services, Library Secretary, Ex-officio (non-voting)     Mark Christensen

NOTE: In general an "alternate" member is invited to attend meetings when a regular member is not available. Please confirm the role of the alternate member on this committee with the committee secretary.


To consider cases wherein an individual feels unjustly penalized for an infraction of the Library Loan Policy and to make the final decision.


Any individual who is aggrieved by the decision of the Loans Division of the Library concerning penalties may petition, in writing, to the Head of the Division that the case be considered by the Library Penalties Appeal Committee. The individual or his/her designated representative will be notified by letter/telephone of the date of the meeting and may speak to the Committee on the grievance. The Loans Division will provide documentation for the Library and the individual or his/her designated representative may contest the evidence or enter any circumstances that may be germane. The decision of the Committee is final.


The Committee generally meets once a year in either the Spring or the Fall semester dependent on the number of appeals submitted.


A quorum shall be three voting members.


The Vice-Chair is elected annually.

Penalties imposed will be suspended while an appeal is waiting to be heard by the Committee. The fines which have been paid and which are subsequently deemed unfair by the Committee will be refunded

Annual Reports