Faculty-researchers (including Scholars in Residence) at Dawson College may be eligible to borrow items in person from certain Quebec university libraries by requesting a PBUQ Card (formerly known as a CREPUQ card or BCI Card) from the Partenariat des bibliothèques universitaires du Québec (PBUQ).

When borrowing from university libraries, please take note of the following:

  • The borrower must identify themself to the lending library by means of a PBUQ card as well as provide appropriate personal identification (picture ID) for registration.
  • In requesting a PBUQ card, the borrower is acknowledging that they will respect the policies and procedures of the lending library, including returns and fines policies.
  • All fines, replacement costs and other fees are based upon the policies of the lending library. The borrower in arrears may re-establish their borrowing privileges once all fines and fees are paid to the lending library. Dawson College is not responsible for fines or fees incurred by faculty.
  • Borrowed material may be returned at the returns counter of the lending library or to the returns counter of the borrower’s home library.

Applying for a PBUQ Card Through Dawson College

At the beginning of the academic year, the Research Office sends out a call to all faculty to renew or apply for a PBUQ card. During this period, an online form is made available and must be completed by the deadline indicated.

Please note that the Research Office only processes PBUQ card requests once a year. If the PBUQ application deadline is missed, print materials from other institutions may be accessed by making an Inter-Library Loan (ILL) request from the Dawson Library. To access digital materials, a guest account (compte passant) may be requested directly from the lending institution.

It takes 6-8 weeks from the application deadline to receive the cards. Once the cards have arrived, the Research Office will send an email to notify the researcher when and where they can be picked up. The cards are valid from October 1st to September 30th.


Last Modified: October 11, 2023