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Centennial College Students and Employees

All registered Centennial College students and employees can borrow library materials and access online resources using a valid Centennial ID or library card. Please note that these ID cards are non-transferable. Centennial College students and employees can also access online library resources off-campus by logging in with their myCentennial ID and password.

Alumni and Retirees

Alumni and retirees may borrow up to two print books excluding items on a short-term loan. Items can be placed on hold and may be renewed by logging in to your library account. Please contact us by phone or email to receive your initial password. You must provide valid alumni or library cards to borrow library material. To sign up for a library card, please bring a piece of valid photo ID with your name and current address to the Library Service Desk at any campus. Once we confirm your status we can issue your card immediately. Alumni and retirees are not able to access online library resources off campus. To request computer access on campus, alumni may contact 

Other Ontario College

Other Ontario colleges’ students and employees participating in the College Libraries Ontario, Heads of Libraries and Learning Resources’ Ontario Colleges Direct Borrowing Agreement may borrow materials directly from Ontario Colleges. At Centennial College Libraries, you may borrow two print books excluding items on a short-term loan. You must provide a valid student photo ID card from your institution and a current timetable and complete an Inter-college Lending Student Application and Agreement before you can be registered and a library card is issued to you.

Members of the Public

The libraries' general collection is not open to community borrowers.

Library Loans

Up to a total of 25 Library items may be borrowed at one time.

Item Loan Period Fines Renewals
Books  2 weeks   $0.25 per day, $25 max Yes
Textbooks  7 days $1 per day, $25 max Yes
Reference books

In-library use only


Reserve material Restricted circulation, varies $1 per hour or part, $25 max No
Magazines and periodicals In-library use only N/A N/A
DVDs 7 days $1 per day No
Leisure reading collection 2 weeks $0.25 per day Yes

Emerging Technology

1 week $10 per day Yes, limit 1


Currently available at:

  • Progress Self-check Kiosk              
  • Downsview library desk                 
  • Morningside Self-check Kiosk   
  • Ashtonbee library desk
4 hours at a time $5 per hour No
iPads *only available at the Downsview campus 7 days $25 per day No

Headphones, calculators, cables, and other AV equipment

End of day $1 per day


Board Games

7 days $1 per day Yes


Current students and employees can renew books online if another user has not requested the items. Your Library account must be in good standing with less than $10 in outstanding fines.

Renewable items will be automatically renewed if there are no requests (holds) on the item, the library account is in good standing, and the renewal limit has not been exceeded. 

  • All print items, board games and circulating DVDs can auto-renew up to a maximum loan period of 120 days

  • Emerging Technology can auto-renew up to a maximum loan period of 14 days

  • Equipment, Reserve items and non-circulating items are not auto-renewable

To renew online, log in to your Library Account.  

Holds and Campus Delivery

You may request material from another Centennial College campus Library for delivery by placing a Request. Instructions on how to place a Request are available on our FAQ page.

Mailed delivery of library books to you is now available.  Contact us to request mail delivery.

Returning Library Items

Library items can be returned to the library desk at each campus Library during hours of operation. Library books can also be returned to the book drop-boxes at the entrance of each campus Library on any day that the college buildings are open. Unable to come to campus? Contact us to discuss other return options.

Exceptions include equipment such as iPad & laptops:

iPads must be returned in person to the campus library from which they were originally borrowed. To avoid loss or damage, return iPads directly to library staff during open hours.

If you borrowed a Chromebook through the Device Loan Program, please email to arrange for it to be returned or login to the I.T. Knowledge base for step-by-step instructions.

Fines and Fees

As a library user, you are responsible for all material that you borrow. Fines were put in place to encourage library users to return their items on time and ensure fair access for everyone.

If you return your items late or lose or damage your items, you may need to pay a fine or replacement cost. Fines will vary depending on the type of item borrowed. Refer to the Fines and Fees guidelines for more information.