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Campus Libraries are now open from 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. on Mondays to Fridays. Exception: Engagement week,October 11 - 15(closed)

Returning Library Items:  Library books can 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. Library items can also be returned to the library desk at each campus library during hours of operation.

Book Drop Locations

• Progress: Fireside Gallery

• Morningside: 2nd-floor Entrance

• Ashtonbee: Security Desk (by the Bookstore)

• Story Arts Centre: Main Entrance

• Downsview: Information Desk


Centennial College students, staff, faculty, alumni, and retirees have borrowing privileges at all campus libraries. You must show a valid student, employee, alumni, or library card to borrow library material.

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. 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. Once we confirm your status we can issue your card immediately.

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.  

Need help? Contact us.

Holds and Campus Delivery

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

More information about how to place a hold is available on our FAQ page.

Returning Borrowed Materials

Borrowed material may be returned to any campus with the exception of the following which must be returned to the owning campus. ·

  • Reserve items
  • iPads
  • Laptops
  • Headphones

Fines may be paid at any campus.

Loss and Damage

Your Library account will be charged replacement or repair costs for lost or damaged library material and equipment.

Outstanding fines or fees may result in a hold on your Library account. Account holds impact your ability to register in courses, request transcripts, and apply for graduation.