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Campus Libraries will re-open on March 28, Monday to Friday.Hours will vary.

In-person borrowing of library books & emerging technology equipment will resume as of March 28, 2022 onward or until further notice.  For remote learners, use our new mail delivery book service.

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 between 7:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M. on any day that the college buildings are open.

Book Drop Locations

• Progress: Fireside Gallery

• Morningside: 2nd Floor Entrance

• Ashtonbee: Security Desk (Bookstore entrance)

• Story Arts Centre: Main Entrance

• Downsview: Information Desk

Unable to come to campus?  Contact us to discuss other return options.

Exceptions include equipment such as iPad & laptops:

iPads should be returned to the campus library from which it was originally borrowed. To avoid loss or damage, book an appointment online to schedule a return or contact the Library directly for return instructions.

If you borrowed a laptop from the College, contact to arrange for it to be returned or login to the I.T. Knowledge base for step-by-step instructions.


Centennial College students, staff, and faculty have borrowing privileges at all campus libraries. You must show a valid student or employee to borrow library material. Students, staff and faculty can also access online library resources off-campus by logging in with their MyCentennial ID and password.

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 only by phone or email. You must show a valid alumni or library card to borrow library material. To sign up for a library card, please bring a piece of 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.

New employees: To borrow physical items only, please visit your campus library or contact us to activate your account.

Library Loans

Item Loan Period Fines Renewals
Books  2 weeks   $0.25 per day, $25 max Yes
Textbooks 1, 3, or 7 days $1 per day, $25 max No
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 3 days $1 per day No
Leisure reading collection 2 weeks $0.10 per day Yes

Emerging Technology

2 weeks $10 per day Yes, limit 1


Current students, staff, and faculty 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.

To renew online, log in to your Library Account.  

Holds and Campus Delivery

You may request material from another Centennial College campus for delivery by placing a hold.

Written instructions on how to place a hold is available on our FAQ page.

Mailed delivery of library books to you is now available.  Check the specific guidelines for eligibility.

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, 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.