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Borrowing

Borrowers

Centennial College students, staff, and faculty have borrowing privileges at all campus libraries. For Centennial College students, staff, and employees the myCard is their library card. You must show a valid student or employee card 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 by logging in to your library account. Please contact us by phone or email to receive your initial password. You must show 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. Alumni may contact alumni@centennialcollege.ca to request computer access on campus. 

Library Loans

Item Loan Period Fines Renewals
Books  2 weeks   $0.25 per day, $25 max Yes
Textbooks 1 or 7 days $1 per day, $25 max No
Reference books

In-library use only

N/A

N/A
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

Laptops

Currently available at:                                      Progress Self-check Kiosk                        Downsview library help desk

4 hours at a time $5 per hour No
iPads *select campuses 7 days $25 per day No
       

Renewals

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.

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 and circulating DVDs are auto-renewable for 120 days

  • Emerging Technology is auto-renewable for 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 deviceloan@centennialcollege.ca 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.