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You can now borrow books  and Emerging Technology from any of our 5 campuses - our Grab & Go pick-up service is available!
Learn more about the "Grab & Go" Library pick-up service.

Returning Library Items:  Library books can be returned to the book drop-boxes at the entrance of each campus between 7am - 7pm any day of the week.  For more details, see the Return & Fines section of our FAQ page.

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 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.


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 n/a n/a
Reserve material Restricted circulation, varies $1 per hour or part, $25 max No
Magazines and periodicals In-library use n/a n/a
DVDs 3 days $1 per day No
Leisure reading collection 2 weeks $0.10 per day Yes
Laptops and Netbooks N/A $5 per hour or part No
iPads N/A $25 per day No

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, login 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, plus a $15 processing fee.

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.