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Your myCard/Library Card

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Full-time students

If you are a full-time student, your Centennial College myCard is your library card. Please bring it to the Library Help Desk to have your account activated.

Full-time students may borrow a maximum of three books on a single subject. You are allowed to have twenty-five books at any one time.

Most books can be borrowed for a two-week period and you can renew as long as the materials have not been requested by anyone else. Some heavily-used items have shorter loan periods. If you have overdue items or fines of $5.00 or more, you may not borrow or renew materials.

With your myCard you may also:

Part-time  students

If you have a Centennial College myCard, bring it to the Library Help Desk to have your library account activated.

If you do not have a Centennial College myCard, bring a copy of your timetable and one piece of photo identification to the Library Help Desk and we will activate your library account and issue a library card to you.

Part-time students have the same borrowing privileges as full-time students.  Your borrowing privileges are in effect throughout the time you are registered for classes at the college.

 Apprentices & other students

Other groups affiliated with Centennial College may have borrowing privileges.

These include:

  • Apprentices
  • Students in special programs such as Self-Employment Benefit (SEB) and those offered through the Literacy & Basic Skills department
  • Students in joint degree programs

Please contact us for details about your borrowing privileges.


Former Centennial College students who have been awarded a degree, diploma or Certificate of Achievement may enjoy borrowing privileges at the Library.

If you have a Centennial for Life card, bring it to the Library and have it activated so that it functions also as your library card. 

If you do not have the Centennial for Life card, bring a piece of photo identification that shows your current address (e.g. driver's licence, health card) to the Library, fill out an Alumni application form, and we will issue a library card to you. 

There is no charge for this service, but please note that Alumni may only borrow two items at a time, and may not sign out short-term loan materials or access online holds and renewals. 

Alumni privileges do not include off-campus access to the e-resources.


Retired College employees may obtain a library card and enjoy borrowing privileges at the campus libraries. There is no charge but please note that retirees may borrow only two items at a time, and may not sign out short-term loan materials. Anyone is welcome to access the library web site and to use any resources that do not require authenticated access. Retiree privileges do not include off-campus access to e-resources, except for selected e-resources that are licensed for use by any resident of Ontario.

To obtain a library card, please present photo ID with your current address at one of the campus libraries or contact the library by phone or e-mail.

Faculty & staff

Full-time college employees may have their Centennial College myCard activated at the Library Help Desk to function as their library card.    

Part-time faculty members may visit the Library to obtain a library card.  All new faculty and staff are asked to show photo identification with their current address (e.g. driver's licence, health card) when activating their accounts.

Part-time faculty members who have been given library cards in their employment package may register these cards by telephoneby email, or in-person without presentation of photo ID.

College staff members who wish to obtain a library card are asked to provide proof of employment, along with photo identification featuring their current address.

Faculty and staff may use their library card to:

Community members

Members of the community may obtain borrowing privileges for a non-refundable annual fee of $50.00.  To obtain a library card you must present photo ID with your current address.

Community borrowers may borrow two books at one time.  Short-term loan materials may be used in the Library only.  

Community borrower privileges do not include off-campus access to the e-resources.

Students, faculty & staff from other Ontario colleges

Under a new direct borrowing agreement between Ontario Community College libraries, staff, faculty and students who are currently employed or registered at any Ontario College may request a library card.

See the Ontario Community College Direct Borrowing Agreement (PDF) for the terms of this agreement and its related policies and procedures. 

Frequently asked questions 

Q: What do I do if I do not have a myCard or library card?
A: If you are a full-time student, get your myCard at the beginning of the semester from Enrolment Services. If you are not a full-time student, you may get a free library card from Library staff by showing photo ID and proof of current registration (usually your timetable).  

Q: I am not a full-time student. May I purchase a myCcard?
A: Yes. Non-full-time students may purchase a myCard from Enrolment Services - which you can use to activate your library account. myCards have the added advantage of enabling student rates for TTC passes, and other student discounts offered by some retailers.

Q. I am a College employee.  What do I do if I do not have an employee card?
A. If you do not have an employee card, visit or telephone your campus Library to arrange to have a library card made up for you. If you make arrangements by telephone, be aware that when you pick up your card in person, you will be required to show photo ID.